Tuesdays with Dorie BCM: Classic Linzer Cookies

December 12, 2017 at 10:43 pm | Posted in BCM, cookies & bars, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 7 Comments
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classic linzer cookies

I’d pretty much slack off on making Christmas cookies if it weren’t for TWD. I’m glad for the nudge, though, because it’s fun, and when they’re roll-out cookies like these Classic Linzers, a good excuse to bust out my special cutters. The main recipe for these Linzer cookies is actually a cocoa and spice one. I’ll try that sometime, but here I decided to skip the cocoa powder and most of the spicing and go with Dorie’s classic Bonne Idée alternative instead. This recipe is an almond-based one, although hazelnuts are also traditional for Linzer cookies and I bet can be successfully subbed. The dough is made in the food processor…I love this…so easy.

I dipped into my fridge jam collection to fill these…some with lingonberry, some with cherry and others with huckleberry. Linzers can be sandwiched with many things, including ganache if you fancy chocolate inside, but a snowstorm of powdered sugar on top is always a must.

For the recipe, see Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. Love the different shapes of your cookies and the “snow” on top.

  2. I love the cookie cutters you used.

  3. So cute. I should have made the classic recipe. The chocolate ones were not a hit. I say skip the black pepper.

  4. I think this might be my favorite picture you have posted! So creative! I can see that since I had never had a Linzer I didn’t not know mine should have been heavily covered in powdered sugar haha! I was just trying to stay out of my center chocolate. Should have dusted before constructing haha!

    • thank you!! yes, i had never heard of post-construction linzer dusting, so i kept to my regular ways. 🙂

  5. Your snowstorm of sugar definitely puts me in a holiday mood!

  6. Gorgeous page!

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