Linzer Cookies


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tarter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry preserves (or your preferred flavor)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet and set aside.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl to form a dough, except for preserves.

Chill dough 1 hour.

Roll into an 1/8 inch thickness and cut into circles with a shot glass or cookie cutter of your choice. Cut a small circle in the middle of half of the circles.

Scoop 1/2 teaspoon of jam right in the middle of the full circles. Top with the circle that has a cut-out so you can see the jam. 

Place on greased sprayed cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cool and dust with confectionery sugar.

by The Savvy Kitchen