Holiday Maple Linzer Cookies. This delicious twist on a delicious cookie is the BEST! Bake a huge batch of these, they disappear fast!

Holiday Maple Linzer Cookies

’Tis the Season! It’s time to smell the heavenly cookies baking and enjoy every bit of them :) I’m making a classic today, but with such a delicious twist! These Holiday Maple Linzer Cookies are buttery, not too sweet, flecked with a touch of orange zest, studded with almond flour and stuffed with a divine lick your spoon Maple frosting! OMG you won’t miss out on the jam here!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword holiday cookie recipe, holiday maple linzer cookies, linzer cookies recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 221 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 1 stick 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 teaspoons of orange juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup ground almonds finely ground but not almond flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of Real Layers Maple Frosting


  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together at medium speed until smooth, about 3 minutes, scraping down the bowl as needed. Add in the orange zest, orange juice and vanilla, and beat for a few seconds to incorporate. Add the egg and beat for 1 minute more.
  2. Add the ground almonds and flour and pinch of salt and use a spatula to mix the dough together until smooth.
  3. Divide the dough in half and chill the dough for 30-60 mins.
  4. Working with one half at a time, put the dough between two large sheets of wax/parchment paper. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough, turning it over frequently so that the paper doesn’t cut into it, until it is about 1/4-inch thick. Repeat with the second dough.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  6. Peel off the top sheet of waxed paper from one piece of dough and, using a 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out as many cookies as you can and transfer the rounds to parchment lined baking sheets.
  7. Repeat with the other dough. Take a smaller (heart or any shape) cookie cutter and cut out the centres of each cookie. Place those cut out cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet too and bake the cookies for 11 to 13 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden and firm to the touch. Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool to room temperature.
  8. Dust the cookie tray with heart cut out cookies with confectioner sugar.
  9. Take a teaspoon of maple frosting and spread over the there baking sheet with the full circle cookies.
  10. Now sandwich the cookies together with a maple frosted circular bottom cookie and top it with a heart cut, sugar dusted top cookie.
  11. Re-roll the scrape and bake, frost, dust the same way and enjoy! :)
Nutrition Facts
Holiday Maple Linzer Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 23mg1%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.