Cardamom Christmas Linzer Cookies

Up your Christmas cookie game with these cardamom Christmas linzer cookies! Using raspberry preserves, these are the perfect cookie sandwich.


  • 1 + 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 3/4 cup raspberry jam
  • powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. Using a stand mixer or handheld mixer, mix together the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract until just combined.
  2. Add the flour, salt, cardamom, and water and continue to mix until just combined.  Shape the dough into a flat disk and wrap in plastic wrap.  Place in the fridge and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F.
  4. Sprinkle flour on your surface and the top of the dough.  Roll until it is 1/4 inch thick.  Using a large cookie cutter, cut out as many cookies as possible.  Using a smaller cookie cutter, cut out the center of half of the cookies.  Chill for 15 minutes before baking.
  5. Bake cookies for 15 to 20 minutes, until the edges are golden.  Place the cookies on a cooling rack and allow to cool to room temperature.  
  6. Dust the cutout cookies with powdered sugar.  Spread the raspberry jam onto the full cookie rounds and place the cutout cookies on top.  Enjoy!