Pecan Linzer Cookies with Cherry Filling Recipe

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Aiden Published: June 23, 2021 Modified: September 9, 2021
Pecan Linzer Cookies with Cherry Filling Recipe

How To Make Pecan Linzer Cookies with Cherry Filling

Austrian in origin, these crisp and crumbly linzer cookies are flavored with pecan and filled with cherry jam. These are perfect for Valentine’s.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Total: 3 hours



  • 2cupsall-purpose flour
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • ¾cuppecan,halves
  • 2tbspconfectioners’ sugar
  • tspsalt
  • tspground cinnamon
  • ½cupcold unsalted butter
  • ¼cupgranulated sugar
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • 1largeegg
  • ½cupcherry jam


  1. Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl; set aside. Pulse pecans, confectioners’ sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a food processor until finely ground (but not wet); transfer to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.

  2. Add butter and granulated sugar; mix on medium speed until fluffy. Mix in vanilla and egg. Reduce speed to low.

  3. Add flour mixture; mix until combined. Halve dough; shape into disks. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate until firm for at least 2 hours.

  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Working with 1 disk at a time, roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to ⅛-inch thick. Refrigerate 20 minutes.

  5. Cut out squares with a 2-inch fluted cutter. Cut out centers of half the squares with a 1/2-inch heart cutter; reroll scraps. Space 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.

  6. Bake squares and hearts for 8 to 10 minutes, until pale golden. Transfer to racks to cool.

  7. Meanwhile, heat jam in a small saucepan for about 7 minutes over medium heat until reduced and thickened; let cool.

  8. Sprinkle cutout cookies with confectioners’ sugar. Spread jam onto uncut squares; top with cutout ones. Store in an airtight container up to 2 days.


  • Calories: 126.15kcal
  • Fat: 6.37g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.70g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.34g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.90g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.85g
  • Fiber: 0.70g
  • Sugar: 6.15g
  • Protein: 1.69g
  • Cholesterol: 17.92mg
  • Sodium: 70.00mg
  • Calcium: 15.40mg
  • Potassium: 33.69mg
  • Iron: 0.65mg
  • Vitamin A: 35.79µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.62mg
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