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These Linzer Cookies with Egg Liqueur filling will be a big hit during Christmas! Learn how to make them in a snap.

Linzer Cookies with Egg Liqueur

Vividly Christmas
Beautiful and delicious nut-free cookies filled with a homemade advocaat egg liqueur ganache!
4.99 from 80 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Cooling Time 8 hrs
Total Time 9 hrs
Course Cookies
Cuisine Austrian
Servings 31 Cookies
Calories 113 kcal


Handheld Mixer
Food processor
Egg beater
Rolling Pin
Pastry bag
Linzer cookie cutter
Mixing bowls
Cling film


For the cookie dough

  • 200 g Cake Flour
  • 100 g Powdered Sugar
  • 150 g Cold unsalted butter
  • 1 Egg yolk

For the advocaat egg liqueur ganache


Preparing the Egg Liqueur Ganache

  • Place chopped couverture in a mixing bowl or saucepan.
    white chocolate couverture
  • Heat the advocaat in a small saucepan (do not boil!)
    heat up egg liqueur
  • Pour the hot advocaat egg liqueur over the couverture.
    pour warm egg liqueur over white couverture
  • Let the mixture steep for 2 minutes and then whisk until smooth. Cover the bowl with cling film and chill in the fridge for about 8 hours.
    whisk the egg liqueur ganache until smooth

Making the Linzer cookie dough

  • Rub the flour, powdered sugar, and butter together with your fingertips until you get a crumbly mass (about 10 minutes).
    crumbly Linzer cookie dough
  • Add the yolk and knead the whole mass with the food processor into a smooth dough (about 3 minutes).
    use up leftover egg yolk for the Linzer cookie dough
  • Wrap the unbaked dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 356 °F / 180 °C and cover two baking sheets with baking paper.
    Linzer cookie - butter cookie dough - wraped in cling film
  • Roll out the dough on a floured work surface (about 0.12 inch in thickness) and cut out cookies. Make sure that you have the same number of solid cookies (without a hole) as cookies with holes.
    Linzer cookie - butter cookie dough
  • Place the cut-out cookies on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Knead the excess dough that you have left again, roll it out, and make more cookies until there is no more dough left.
    cut-out Linzer butter cookies
  • Bake the cookie-filled baking sheets one at a time in the oven on the center rack until golden brown (about ten minutes). After baking, remove the baked cookies from the baking sheet and let them cool. 
    These Linzer Cookies with Egg Liqueur filling will be a big hit during Christmas! Learn how to make them in a snap.

Assembling the Cookies

  • Place the cookie bottoms on a sheet of baking paper.
    These Linzer Cookies with Egg Liqueur filling will be a big hit during Christmas! Learn how to make them in a snap.
  • Take the well-chilled egg liqueur ganache from the fridge and whip it birefly until it becomes spreadable! Important: Whip only briefly! If it is whipped too long with the mixer, it will flocculate!
  • Fill the cream into a piping bag and pipe small dots onto the cookie bases. Place the upper part of the cookie on top and press down lightly.
  • Sprinkle the cookie sandwiches with powdered sugar and place them in a storage container in a cool place.


Linzer Cookies with Jam

Linzer cookies with strawberry jam
If you fancy filling your gorgeous cookies with jam, you have a wide range of filling opportunities. 
One of the best jams for Linz cookies is raspberry jam. The slightly tart flavor combines wonderfully with the sweet cookies. This also applies to apricot or currant jam. If you prefer it sweeter, you should choose strawberry jam.
For those who like it exotic, I recommend trying these cookies with orange, quince, or mango jam!
As you can see, there's no limit to the different combinations you can make here!
Have fun experimenting!
Fancy delicious cookie recipes?Check out the Vividly Christmas Cook(ie)book!
Keyword advocaat recipes, alcoholic, Butter Cookies, cookie recipe, Egg liqueur, Eierlikör, fructose-free, Linzer Cookies, Nut-free
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Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
Serving: 1Cookies | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg