Easy Linzer Thumbprints Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Linzer Thumbprints Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Easy Linzer Thumbprints

Recipe by  

"Buttery tasting almond cookies are filled with a bit of raspberry jam and dusted with powdered sugar for a sweet treat."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 30 cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    55 mins


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream together shortening, sugar and almond extract in large bowl until well combined. Add egg; beat until light and fluffy. Add ground almonds, flour and salt; mix on medium speed of mixer until well blended.
  3. Roll dough into 1-inch balls; place on ungreased baking sheets. Indent each ball with thumb.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Fill each indent with scant 1/2 teaspoon fruit preserves or jam. Return to oven; bake an additional 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes, then remove to rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cooled, if desired.
Kitchen-Friendly View


  • * Substitution: You can substitute 1 stick Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening Sticks for 1 cup Crisco® Butter Shortening.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 18, 2012

Excellent cookies. Got rave reviews from about 30 people. I did substitute margarine for the Crisco Butter Shortening - Sorry Crisco. I didn't have any Crisco. Very easy, very quick, nice presentation with the powdered sugar. I doubled the recipe and got 76 cookies. I'll be making more of these for Christmas.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 15, 2013

These were yuck. Very bland and weird consistency. I think they would have been much better with actual butter.

Mar 20, 2013

Love these and make this exact recipe every Christmas!

Oct 31, 2012

Followed the recipe as is (which I always do the first time I make something) everyone loved them. I love cookies with the Crisco Butter Flavor shortening and find the items taste great and no one thinks they aren't butter. I def lowered the cooking time for my oven to something around 18 minutes then in for another 2-3 (but my oven and pans tend to run hotter) Will be making these again

Feb 15, 2013

These cookies are delicious exactly as written!!! I always top with a royal icing colored to match the occasion. I just made them with 3 different shades of pink icing for a baby shower.

Jan 21, 2013

Deliciously nutty! I used hand ground almonds and it gave it a beautiful texture and an extra nutty hint. Everybody loved them:)

Dec 27, 2012

Delicious, crisp, melt in your mouth cookies! An easy alternative to the more time consuming traditional Linzer cookies!

Dec 22, 2012

So light and fluffy! I will make these again


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 118 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 7.4 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 41 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Back To School Already?
Back To School Already?

Hard to believe, but many kids will be back in school at the end of the month. Get ready.

Cauliflower Recipes
Cauliflower Recipes

You won't believe all the things you can do with cauliflower. It's a great low-carb option.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

See how to make classic chocolate-chip cookies.

Quick and Easy Brownies

See how to make amazing homemade brownies in less than an hour.

Easy Lemon Cookies

These lemony cookies put a delicious twist on basic cake mix.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States