Air Fryer Linzer Cookies are the perfect treat. They are the ideal afternoon treat made with shortbread cookies and filled with raspberry jam. These are super easy to make in the air fryer and so quick.

Air Fryer Linzer Cookies

My kids had school today, so while they were there, I decided to whip up a batch because who doesn’t love coming home to an afternoon snack of milk and cookies? The air fryer is excellent at making cookies; a fast and easy cookie is perfectly cooked.

If you have never made cookies in the air fryer, let me tell you, it’s super simple. And if you are wondering why you should even make cookies, let me tell you it’s super simple, and it’s also a great baking project for you and your kids! And you get to watch them as they cook.

What Are Linzer Cookies?

If you have ever been to a bakery, these are very popular cookies.

This famous cookie originated in Austria, and it is a derivative of the famous Linzer Torte. A Linzer Torte, which I will put on my items to make in the air fryer, is a shortcake made of almonds, and at the center of the torte is a topping of fruit preserves and sliced nuts.

Linzer cookies are shortbread cookies that are sandwich cookies with jam filling. They are almost like a miniature version of the Linzer Torte. They, too, are made with a shortbread crust, topped with jam, and then usually dusted with powdered sugar.

How To Make Air Fryer Linzer Cookies

Air Fryer Linzer Cookie Ingredients

Linzer Cookie Ingredients

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Almond Flour
  • Lemon Zest
  • Salt
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Egg Yolk
  • Lemon Juice
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Red Raspberry Preserves
  • Powdered Sugar

How To Prepare Air Fryer Linzer Cookies

How To Prepare Air Fryer Linzer Cookies

Set aside in a large bowl, and whisk together the flour, almond flour, lemon zest, and salt. Cream the butter and sugar together in another large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg yolk, lemon juice, vanilla, and mix until combined. Add in the flour mixture and stir in until combined. Scrape down the sides and mix again for a few seconds to ensure it’s incorporated.

The Dough-

The dough will be crumbly. Knead it a few times with your hands to form a dough ball. Place the dough into plastic wrap, form it into a flat disc, and cover it with the plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes.

How To Prepare Air Fryer Linzer Cookies

Preheat the air fryer to 320 degrees F, air fryer setting. Take the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and let it sit on the counter for about 5-10 minutes until softened (just enough to roll it out). Roll out the dough on a lightly floured, clean work surface to 1/8th of an inch thick. Using a 2.5-inch cookie cutter, cut out the cookies. Use another small cookie cutter to cut out a shape for the tops of the sandwich cookies. Make sure you have an equal amount of tops to bottoms.

Place the cookies, not touching directly, into the grates of the air fryer basket. Or you can use parchment paper liners. Air fry for 4-5 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let cool entirely on a wire rack.

How To Prepare Air Fryer Linzer Cookies

For the cookie bottoms, add one teaspoon of the red raspberry preserves into the centers of each cookie. Spread it out a little bit but leave a barrier around the edges.

air Fryer Linzer Cookies

Dust the tops of the cookie sandwiches with the cutouts generously with powdered sugar. Place the tops of the raspberry preserves, gently press down to distribute the preserves, and serve immediately.

Air Fryer Linzer Cookies

Some Common Questions Asked About Making Air Fryer Linzer Cookies

Making Cookies In The Air Fryer

The trick to making cookies in the air fryer is parchment paper. When you line your air fryer basket with parchment paper, you need to weigh down the dough with the cookie dough, so it doesn’t fly around.

Notice your mine is perfectly balanced? The cookie dough is scattered on the paper, so there is no chance that the parchment paper hits the heating element, which will cause the parchment paper to burn.

The best parchment paper for making cookies is unbleached since your dough is sitting directly on the parchment paper.

I used this one today (affiliate link)

What Type of Jam Can I Use?

You can use any jam you have on hand; they are traditionally prepared with fruit preserves; here are some common ones, but you can use whatever ones you love.

I love an excellent jam for this cookie and highly recommend Bonne Maman, who, in my opinion, makes the best preserves and jams. (affiliate links below)

What Type of Cookie Cutters Can I Use?

The traditional shape of a Linzer Cookie is a whole cookie on the bottom and then a cookie with a cut-out on top. This way, you can see the jam through the cookie.

Amazon sells many cookie cutters. For Linzer Cookies, they will vary in shape and size. I included the ones that I used for this recipe below. But there are so many shapes and sizes. This is one of my favorite sets because it has a variety of shapes to choose from (affiliate link), but there are so many to choose from.

Wilton 7 Piece Round Linzer Cutter Set

How To Store Linzer Cookies

Since they are filled, these cookies do best when eaten a day or two after they are baked or air-fried.

If you have already filled the cookies: To store them and fill them with fruit preserves or jam, put them into an airtight container, and you can leave them at room temperature for a day or two. They will spoil when you leave them on the counter longer than that, so place them in the refrigerator.

If you have just baked the cookies: They will last for about a week; if they are unfilled, place them into an airtight container and put them in the refrigerator or on the counter. They are great if you want to cook the batch ahead of time and then fill them right before serving.

How To Freeze Linzer Cookies

If you want to make and freeze these cookies, do not fill them. The jam will never get frozen solid, so as you defrost them, they will become soft.

It is best to freeze the cookies unfilled. To freeze, let the cookies cool to room temperature, and then place them onto a greased cookie sheet. Pop the cookie sheet into the freezer until the cookies are frozen solid.

Then remove the frozen cookies and place them into a Ziplock bag. They will last for about 2 to 3 months.

To Use The Cookies From Frozen: Place the Ziplock bag onto the counter and let it thaw, then fill as directed in the instructions below.

More Air Fryer Cookie Recipes:

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Air Fryer Linzer Cookies

Air Fryer Linzer Cookies

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 Cookies

Description

Air Fryer Linzer Cookies are the perfect treat. Made with shortbread cookies and filled with raspberry jam, they are the perfect afternoon treat. These are super easy to make in the air fryer and so quick.

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 large lemon, zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons red raspberry preserves
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, almond flour, lemon zest, and salt, set aside.
  • In another large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the egg yolk, lemon juice, and vanilla, mix until combined. Add in the flour mixture and stir in until combined. Scrape down the sides and mix again for a few seconds to make sure it’s incorporated. The dough will be crumbly. Knead it a few times with your hands to form a dough ball.
  • Place the dough into a piece of plastic wrap, form into a flat disc and cover with the plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 320 degrees F, air fryer setting. Take the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and let it sit on the counter for about 5-10 minutes until softened (just enough to roll it out). Roll out the dough on a lightly floured, clean work surface to 1/8th of an inch thick. Using a 2.5-inch cookie cutter, cut out the cookies. Use another small cookie cutter to cut out a shape for the tops of the sandwich cookies. Make sure you have an equal amount of tops to bottoms.
  • Place the cookies, not touching directly into the grates of the air fryer basket. Or you can use parchment paper liners. Air fry for 4-5 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
  • For the cookie bottoms, add 1 teaspoon of the red raspberry preserves into the centers of each cookie. Spread it out a little bit but leave a barrier around the edges. 
  • Dust the tops of the cookie sandwiches that have the cutouts generously with powdered sugar. Place the tops of the raspberry preserves, gently press down to distribute the preserves, serve immediately.

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 75mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 211IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg

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