Blackberry Jam Filled Cookies Recipe | Christmas 2021!

Hello lovelies,

Am I sharing another shortbread recipe? Yes…yes I am and quite honestly, I don’t care because you can NEVER have enough shortbread around Christmas. Am I right or am I right ladies and gents?

Todays bake is actually inspired by a cookie called the Linzer Cookie. Something I yet again hadn’t heard of until recently. What is a Linzer Cookie you ask? well, it is a “traditional sandwich cookie with a tender texture and subtle nutty flavor that comes from finely ground almonds in the dough”. Basically, in non technical terms: whatever jam you fancy sandwiched between two cookies. Sounds good, right?

I’ve slightly changed the recipe from the traditional Linzer Cookie as I don’t particularly like the sound of a nutty base. Instead, I went for traditional shortbread as I knew it would taste just as delicious.

I loved the idea of adding jam between two beautifully made shortbread biscuits. It just screamed festive to me and I couldn’t resist. So here I am today sharing with you my cookies inspired by the famous Linzer Cookies!

Category: Sweet Treats

Serves: 10

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Chill Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 15-20 Minutes

Cooling Time: 30 Minutes

Decorating Time: 5 Minutes

Overall Time: 1Hour 45Minutes

Ingredients You Need:

  • 227g Of Unsalted Butter
  • 75g Of Icing Sugar
  • 2tsp Of Vanilla Extract
  • 400g Of Plain Flour
  • Blackberry Jam

How To Make Cookies:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line two baking trays with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 170C / 150C Fan / Gas Mark 3.
  • Secondly, with an electric whisk or stand mixer, beat together the 227g of butter with 75g of icing sugar and 2tsp of vanilla extract until light and fluffy (TIP: this should take at least 3 minutes).
  • Continuing to beat, add in the 400g of plain flour until the mixture is combined. At this point a dough should begin to form.
  • Next, remove the dough from the bowl and place onto a lightly floured surface and using your hands, knead the dough until a full ball forms (TIP: this should take at least 1 minute).
  • Once you’ve kneaded your dough to the right consistency, wrap your dough up in clingfilm and place into the fridge for 30 minutes. This should harden the dough making it easier to roll.
  • When the 30 minutes is up, take your dough out the fridge and on a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough with a rolling pin to a 1/4inch thickness.
  • Using circle cookie cutter, cut out as many circles as you can (there should be around 10)
  • Then, using a smaller cookie cutter, I used a small gingerbread man cutter, cut out the shape in the centre of half the circle cookies.
  • Place your cut outs onto the two lined baking trays with space between them.
  • Place the cookies into the oven for around 15-20 minutes until the edges are lightly golden.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven once baked. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking tray before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once the cookies are cooled completely, spread the blackberry jam over the bottom of the full circle cookies.
  • Finally, place the circle cookie with the cut out middle on top of the cookies with jam on. Finish with a dust of icing sugar.

That’s your Blackberry Jam Filled Cookies prepared, baked, cooled, decorated and ready for you to demolish!

Can we just take a moment to appreciate how damn cute these came out? Like seriously, how cute are the little gingerbread man cutouts? I’m obsessed!

Obviously, if you don’t like blackberry jam, you can change it for whatever jam you prefer. I can just imagine how yummy strawberry or raspberry jam would be… even lemon curd! oh my mouth is watering at the thought of it.

Have you ever heard of Linzer Cookies before? If so, have you ever tried them? Are they a favourite of yours?

Also, let me know in the comments below if you make my Linzer inspired cookies yourself and if you do, what your thoughts were on them.

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo



  1. December 13, 2021 / 10:58 am

    These kinda seem like a cross between a Jammy Dodger and a jam tart and I loveeee the sound of them! Anything with jam in is a must for me. I love the fruitiness with pastry, cookies etc!

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 17, 2021 / 6:59 pm

      Yes!!! These are SO similar to jammy dodgers, they have a very similar texture and look. Ooo me too, I love anything with jam in, especially with biscuits/pastry. The sweetness has my mouth watering haha! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  2. December 13, 2021 / 12:47 pm

    I love Linzer cookies but I’ve never made them. I think I’ll use raspberry preserves and give your recipe a go. Thank you!

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 17, 2021 / 7:00 pm

      These are very similar to Linzer cookies. Yes defiantly, I can imagine they’ll be blooming delicious! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 17, 2021 / 7:01 pm

      These are SO similar to a jammy dodger, they have a very similar texture and look. They are so cute and delicious! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  3. December 13, 2021 / 11:36 pm

    These look absolutely delicious! I love blackberries, though I’ve never tried blackberry jam. We have a blackberry bush so I will be making this in the summer I think 🙂

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 17, 2021 / 7:03 pm

      Blackberry jam is honestly delicious and sandwich between these two cookies is amazing! Oooo that sounds so good, I’m defo going to make my own jam next year. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  4. December 14, 2021 / 11:33 am

    These look so tasty, and so Christmassy too. My son loves baking so I might get him to make some

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 17, 2021 / 7:04 pm

      These are such christmassy cookies. Oooo yes!! These are so easy to make and I think he’ll really enjoy. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  5. December 14, 2021 / 12:16 pm

    Those jam filled cookies look great. And you’re right, they do look cute. I can’t wait to try out this recipe.

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 17, 2021 / 7:05 pm

      They are so cute aren’t they? and they honestly taste delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  6. December 14, 2021 / 2:27 pm

    Our family makes a version of these cookies but I love the gingerbread man cutout on yours! They look festive and delicious! Thanks for sharing.

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 17, 2021 / 7:05 pm

      Ooo that sounds amazing! The little gingerbread men are so cute, aren’t they? These really are delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  7. December 15, 2021 / 2:46 am

    Thank you for sharing this post. Each of these cookies look so delicious and festive. ☺️🍪

    Pastor Natalie

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 17, 2021 / 7:07 pm

      Cookies are my absolute fav around Christmas! These really are delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

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