Best Nutella Linzer Cookie Recipe

Rosa Seidenwar
by Rosa Seidenwar
18 Cookies
20 min

Classic sandwich cookies with a chocolatey twist! In this recipe, Nutella and chocolate sprinkles make the oldie but goodie cookie super kid friendly and almost as much fun to make as they are to eat 😉

What are Linzer cookies?

Linzer cookies, which originated in Austria, are classically sandwich cookies made with pastry dough and filled with jam. In Morocco my grandmother called them “heuvos fritos” or “fried eggs” because when they were filled with apricot jam they look like fried eggs!

I was playing around with my kids and this dough and they asked to put nutella on them, that’s when I had the idea to make this nutella Linzer cookie recipe.

Best Nutella Linzer Cookie Recipe
Recipe details
  • 18  Cookies
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate sprinkles
  • 1/2 cup nutella or other chocolate spread

Pre-heat oven to 350 F/180 C.
In a large bowl whisk oil with sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and whisk until fluffy.
Add in 2 cups of flour, baking powder and salt. Mix with a wooden spoon until dough forms. If the dough is sticky add up to 1/4 cup of flour.
Pour in chocolate sprinkles and knead until they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
If it's still a bit sticky, cover and place in the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes. It's ok to skip this step if the dough is rollable.
In between 2 pieces of baking paper roll out the dough.
Cut out desired shapes (I used stars and hearts) with cookie cutters.
In half the cookies cut out a small shape in the center.
Bake cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes until edges start to brown.
Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.
When cookies are cool, spread nutella on the flat side of each complete cookie and top with a cookie with the center cut out, flat side down.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days. If you want to make these in advance bake the cookies and freeze without filling for up to 3 months. Defrost and assemble before serving.
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  • Leanne Leanne on Nov 03, 2020

    They only last 3 days? I was going to make them and mail them from FL to PA. Thats a 3 day transit.

    • Rosa Seidenwar Rosa Seidenwar on Nov 04, 2020

      Hi Leanne, I recommend 3 days to keep them as fresh as possible. If you would like to ship, they will still be delicious after 3 days, but just not as fresh!

  • Mary Metz Mary Metz on Nov 03, 2020

    Can I use butter instead of oil or that ruin it?

    • Rosa Seidenwar Rosa Seidenwar on Nov 04, 2020

      I don't think butter can ruin anything :) but this specific recipe hasn't been tested with butter, so I can't tell you for sure what quantity to use. As a general rule you can replace butter for oil using 1/4 more butter than the original oil amount. So in this case, instead of 1/2 cup oil I would use 3/4 cup butter. If you try it, please let me know how it comes out!