Raspberry Linzer Cookie Cups

4 dozen
40 Min
20 Min

I love Raspberry Linzer cookies but I can't stand cookie cutting even though they look so pretty. I love this cookie because it takes all the taste of the linzer cookie without all the work! I top off these cookies with powdered sugar before serving or gifting and serve on a platter, they also make a great gift and taste soooo good!


1 1/2 c
unsalted butter
1 c
confectioners' sugar
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
3 c
plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
toasted pecans (ground finely in food processor)
red raspberry jam with seeds

Directions Step-By-Step

Finely grind/chop the toasted pecans in your food processor. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and ground pecans on medium speed until very soft and light, about 3 minutes. Beat in the confectioners sugar and vanilla extract until well combined. Scrape down the sides of your bowl and add the dry ingredients. Beat for about 30 seconds, or until well combined (dough will pull away from the sides of the bowl).
Roll the dough into 1" balls and place in an UNgreased miniature cupcake pan. Find something in your kitchen that is the same diameter as the cupcake hole, and press gently down on each ball to make an indentation.
Place a rounded half teaspoon of raspberry jam in each depression and bake at 350F for 20 minutes. The jam will melt and spread out evently.
Keep the baked cookies IN the pan, but on a cooling rack for TEN MINUTES. After 10 minutes, you will be able to VERY GENTLY lift the cookie cups out of the pan. You can use the tip of a knife to help, but it shouldn't be necessary...just lift with a steady, gentle pressure and they will pop out. I've also had luck turning the pan upside down on a soft towel and tapping it gently...they should pop out.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Fruit Desserts
Hashtags: #raspberry, #linzer

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Annamaria Settanni McDonald ArtByASM
Dec 17, 2011
I hate doing the cookie cut outs too! One year I made so many that when people were eating them I was like oh there goes all the hard work...LOL! But then having this recipe gives you all the same texture and taste without the hassle. You can also use any flavor jam you want as well!
Marcy Baha missmarcy
Dec 14, 2011
I too love the lindzer cookies but hate to do cookie cut outs. cannot wait to try these! sound delish and easy - thanks for sharing!
Annamaria Settanni McDonald ArtByASM
Nov 21, 2011
That's funny! I know these go quick, they are so yummy! Thank you for your feedback!
Ci Hawkins iamci
Nov 21, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Ci Hawkins iamci
Nov 21, 2011
So good. We ate all of them Before the party- had to make a new batch!