Klassische Linzerherzen

Linzer hearts

In about 3 hours (including baking time) 12 portions of delicious Linzer cookies are made. The mixture of fine spelled flour, buckwheat flour, grated almonds, birch sugar, an egg, dates, soft butter, vanilla sugar, a pinch of salt and lemon juice makes a wonderful dough. After cooling in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, the dough is rolled out and shaped into the characteristic Linzer shape. After baking, the tops are sprinkled with icing sugar and the bottoms are spread with strawberry jam before the cookies are assembled. A delicate result that is perfect to enjoy!


  • Duration: approx. 3 hours
  • Quantity: 40-60 pieces, depending on the cutter
  • Difficulty: medium


  • 300g fine spelled flour
  • 60g grated almonds
  • 60g buckwheat flour
  • 100g birch sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 5 dates (or 2 tbsp date paste)
  • 190g soft butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • lemon
  • Strawberry jam *
  • Powdered sugar

* Of course, any other jam can also be used


Put the spelled flour, buckwheat flour and the grated almonds in a bowl and mix well. Stir in a pinch of salt, birch sugar and vanilla sugar. Puree the dates with a small amount of the (soft) butter using a hand blender. Now fold this mixture into the flour mixture with the remaining (soft) butter, the egg and a little lemon juice. Knead everything well and place the dough ball wrapped in cling film in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Always take the cookie dough out of the fridge in small portions and knead it briefly before rolling out. Roll out with a rolling pin on a floured work surface. Now cut out the typical Linzer shape, cut out a heart in the middle of the lid and place it on a baking tray lined with baking paper. A tip: so that the cookies really keep their shape, put the tray in the fridge for 5-10 minutes - the “colder” the dough goes into the oven, the better!

Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes at 170°C on the middle rack (top and bottom heat). It is best to place the lids immediately on a cake rack and sprinkle them with icing sugar while they are still hot. Spread half a teaspoon of jam on each base and assemble the cookies.


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