Linzer “Eyes”

Linzer Augen

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    large cookies
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafes of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague

By Rick Rodgers

Published 2002

  • About

Many bakers use spicy, nutty Linzertorte dough to make preserve-filled ring-shaped cookies that look like big eyes. You’ll need two round cookie cutters, 2½ inches and 1 inch, to cut out the cookies.


  • Linzer Dough
  • cup raspberry or black currant preserves
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for garnish


  1. Position racks in the top third and center of the oven and heat to 350°F. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Place one half of the dough on a well-floured surface and dust the top with flour. Roll out into a ¼-inch-thick sheet, being sure