Raspberry Linzer Disks

Preparation info
  • Makes about sixteen

    3 inch

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

These delicious sandwich cookies always look festive with their “window” filled with brightly colored raspberry preserves. Be careful about one thing when preparing these: Make sure the butter is really soft, or else the dough won’t pull together and will remain an unmanageable powder.


Cookie Dough

  • 8 ounces (2 sticks/225 grams) unsalted butter, softened


  1. For the dough, combine the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat with the paddle on medium speed until soft and lightened, about 5 minutes. Decrease the speed to low and beat in the almonds.
  2. Mix together the flour, cinnamon, and cloves and beat into the butter mixture, continuing to beat until the dough holds together.
  3. Remove the bow