cherry linzer cookies on a wire rack

My boyfriend and I don’t share sweets with each other on Valentine’s Day. We’re more the ‘let’s cook a delicious dinner together’ couple. Of course, that was until now. Until these Cherry Linzer Cookies came into my life. Regardless of what he knows or not, these cookies are becoming a staple in our household from now on until the end of Valentine’s Days. Forever. 

The dough is perfectly soft (be sure to under bake, people!) and the addition on almond flour gives them a slight nuttiness. Then in comes the sour cherry jam in the center, a delicious bite of sweet and slightly tart.

I have to say, I’m impressed with myself. These linzer cookies are really freaking good. Like, they taste like they came straight from a professional bakery.

As for the technicality of these cookies, it’s really fairly easy. I got the heart cookie cutter set here and it was a cinch to cut them out. Plus, they strike that perfect balance of being festive without being tacky. Because that’s a serious problem.

cherry linzer cookies

How to make these easy linzer cookies

The base of these cherry linzer cookies is like pretty much every other cookie recipe I’ve made. Cream together the butter and sugar, making sure that you’re using room temperature butter. Then, beat in an egg, vanilla extract, and a little bit of water until everything is combined.

Gently fold in the dry ingredients, being careful to not to over mix the dough. (If you’re too rough with the cookie dough or over mix it, your linzer cookies will be too chewy and tough). After the dough’s been made, you’ll need to separate it into two chunks of dough and pound each half into discs. Wrap each dough disc in plastic wrap and pop into the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Once the dough has chilled, roll it out between two pieces of plastic wrap until it’s about 1/4 inch thick. To make these cookies heart-shaped, I used a 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter and a 1-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. You’ll first need to use the larger cookie cutter to create 32 hearts. Then, use the smaller cookie cutter to cut out the middle of half of the larger hearts.

Bake the cookies for about 8 minutes, or until the cookies are starting to turn golden brown (they should still be quite soft though!). Allow the linzer cookies to cool completely before adding a spoonful of cherry preserves to the center and sandwiching the cookies together.

I like to dust my linzer cookies with powdered sugar to make them look even prettier, but you don’t have to!

cherry linzer cookies on a wire cooling rack

I’m partnering with my friends at Dixie Crystals for this post. Be sure to hope on over to the Dixie Crystals website for the full recipe!

More holiday cookie recipes from Broma Bakery:

Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

Mint Chocolate-Covered Oreos

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Nutella-Stuffed Red Velvet Cookies

Candied Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

32 comments

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i feel like i could say something about how the sweet/tart cherry jam represents the highs and lows of any relationship (overanalysis much?!?), but instead i’ll emphasize how tasty these sound (flaky shortbread! bright, jammy cherries!).

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Sarah – what gorgeous cookies!

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These are BEYOOTIFUL! Your photography is killing it, especially the last shot. I love the color of the jam! Also, we are the same with Valentine’s Day – cooking dinner together is so much fun. Thanks for getting me in the mood for the holiday 😉

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AH-Men to cooking a special dinner together. I’ll take that over a slice of cake, or any other sweet treat, any day. But since you already have these divine cookies. . .well no reason not to cap that dinner off with something sweet.

I myself am a big cherry fanatic and I absolutely adore that translucent burst of bright red that is brightening up the center of these heavenly cookies. It sort of is like the bright burst of love you have for each other.;-)

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Lovely! And I love that they’re cherry. Love cherry 🙂

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These cookies are too freaking cute. Love!

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So pretty for Love Day!! I definitely have big heart eyes for these gorgeous cookies 🙂

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Beautiful!Definitely not tacky!! xo

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Festive without being tacky. Heck. That is such a serious problem. Because I don’t know any guy in the world that wants a mountain of pink sprinkles on his dessert. These cookies are absolutely darling, but not annoyingly so. Bravo, friend!

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These are perfection! SO sweet.

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Such a cute and delicious Valentine’s day treat!

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Being too tacky.. I HEAR you, Sarah! These are so pretty and I know taste amazing! Delicious work my dear!

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These look so lovely and they’re very classy.Well done on not going down the tacky valentine’s route 🙂

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These cookies are perfection Sarah! I love them! Pinned!

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These are the cutest, and you’re so talented with making them look perfect. I’m going to pin and share!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you my love!

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How long are these cookies good for? If they are made on a Thursday will they last till Saturday?

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yes, absolutely! They should last 3-4 days.

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These are so sweet!

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These are so pretty! They’d make a super cute gift for my mom for Valentine’s day 🙂 Right up her alley.

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I’m not very good at baking, but I’m going to try making these cookies as a surprise for boyfriend on Valentine’s day. They look lovely!

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