Linzer Cookies with Ginger Cardamom Raspberry Jam

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linzer cookies with ginger cardamom raspberry jam

I finally got myself a Linzer cookie cutter set a few weeks ago and now I wonder what took me so long! Easy to make and photogenic as they are you’d think I had jumped on the Linzer train long ago…

Well, you may remember my ginger cardamom raspberry jam from a little while ago, it’s a terrific jam and it turned out to be a perfect filling for these Linzer cookies. The ginger and cardamom add delicious and comforting fall flavors and complexity to these buttery, crumbly sandwich cookies. Perfect for the Holidays!

How to make the ginger cardamom raspberry jam:

This jam is very easy to make and only requires the stovetop, there is no canning or anything like that involved.

You start out with frozen raspberries, cornstarch and sugar and cook them together until all the raspberries are thawed. Then you add the powdered ginger and the ground cardamom and continue to cook the mix until the fruit is broken down and you have a jam-like consistency.

The actual cookies are very straight-forward sugar cookies that are flavored with a touch of vanilla. The dough doesn’t spread very much at all in the oven so you can be sure to keep the pretty shape of whichever center cut-out you choose (my favorite is definitely the star).

Once both the cookies and the jam are cooled you can sift powdered sugar onto the top cookies and then fill the sandwiches with the jam.


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linzer cookies with ginger cardamom raspberry jam
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Linzer Cookies with Ginger Cardamom Raspberry Jam

An easy recipe for delicious Linzer cookies with ginger cardamom raspberry jam. A fantastic fall or holiday season treat.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cardamom, cookies, ginger
Servings: 14 cookies
Calories: 190kcal


For the cookies:

  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • powdered sugar

For the ginger cardamom raspberry jam:

  • 6 ounces frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom


For the cookies:

  • Beat butter and granulated sugar until well combined and creamy.
  • Beat in the vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour and the salt and beat until the dough comes together.
  • Gather the dough into a ball, then flatten into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Roll out the dough between two sheets of plastic wrap.
  • Cut out the cookies and bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet until they start to brown (12 to 15 minutes).
  • Let the cookies cool completely.
  • Sift powdered sugar onto the cookies with the cut-out centers.

For the ginger cardamom raspberry jam:

  • Add frozen raspberries, sugar and cornstarch to a saucepan and start to cook on medium heat, stirring until everything is combined.
  • Once the raspberries are thawed, add the ginger and the cardamom.
  • Cook until the fruit is completely broken down and the jam thickened (about 10 minutes).
  • Let cool.
  • Spoon a little bit of jam onto the whole cookies and top with a cut-out center cookie.


Calories: 190kcal

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  1. Claudia | The Brick Kitchen says:

    Oh those cookie cutters are gorgeous! I got myself a set on special recently but haven’t gotten around to using them, so thank you for the inspiration! Love the star cut out in the centre too, and I can imagine that the spices in the jam would give it a lovely flavour <3

  2. Shinee says:

    I love (LOVE) crumbly, buttery cookies!! And no, I don’t have Linzer cookie cutter, and now I’m shopping on Amazon for it. Your cookies look so pretty, Nicole!!

    • Nicole B. says:

      Thank you, Shinee! It was so much fun to make these, I have a feeling there will be many more Linzer cookies coming on The Spice Train… :)

    • Nicole B. says:

      Thank you, Mila! I moved these guys around a few times but wasn’t happy with the look and then I thought “less is more” and took that one cookie out. :)

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