Recipe: Linzer Cookies (vegan)

One of those biscuit basics you need in your recipe file – to be enjoyed with your tea or coffee!




Makes about 18 sandwich cookies


  • 6 tbsp margarine (dairy-free)
  • 65g sugar
  • few drops of vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 130g plain flour


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift the flour and salt.
  3. Use an electric mixer to beat the margarine, sugar and vanilla until just combined.
  4. Slowly beat the dry into the butter/sugar until the dough starts to come together.
  5. Turn out onto a floured surface and gently knead until it forms a dough.
  6. Flatten into a disc and refrigerate for about 30 mins (40 if you can).
  7. Roll out thinly (~5mm thick) and cut out ~50mm fluted rounds – stamp out a star/heart/whatever-shaped cutter you have from half of these.
  8. Place on greaseproof paper on a couple of trays and refrigerate briefly for 15 minutes.
  9. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden (turn around/swap trays half way through and check them at 15 – they brown quite quickly if they were rolled out thinly!)
  10. Allow to cool and sift icing sugar over the star stamped rounds.
  11. Sandwich together with jam, curd or dairy-free alternative of Nutella.

Recipe notes:

  • For an alternative zingy filling, I’ve included my first attempt at dairy-free lemon curd below!
  • Dairy-free Nutella can be quite sweet so sandwich with a sharp-flavoured jam (blackcurrant goes well) or reduce the sugar in the biscuit recipe.
  • Cover tightly with cling film once you’re done – otherwise they soften quickly!

Dairy free lemon curd

  • 1.5 lemons (juice)
  • 50g cornflour
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • few drops of vanilla
  • small knob of margarine

Whisk together all the ingredients except the margarine in a small saucepan continuously (it can thicken quickly so keep an eye on it, but even if it does start looking like a gloopy mess, take it off the heat and whisk together and it’ll become smooth.) Whisk in the margarine and leave to cool. (Taste-test the mixture before it thickens and adjust the sweetness by adding sugar or more lemon)


8 thoughts on “Recipe: Linzer Cookies (vegan)

  1. Reblogged this on The Vegan World-Traveller and commented:
    Just recently, I have celebrated my birthday *self high five*. This is why I thought I’d bring some cookies to work. I tried Cynthia’s recipe for vegan Linzer cookies @ Although, I am not really a talented baker, the cookies turned out pretty well 🙂 And I honestly think that if somebody, who’s not me, is baking the Linzer cookies, they are going to be even more delicious 😉

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  2. Ahh it means a lot that you tried my recipe – I’m glad they were a success 😀 Thanks for the mention and happy belated birthday! I’ve had a stroll over to your site and looks like you’ve been having loads of good food in Berlin! I love Berlin and so jealous of you being there 😉

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  3. Hey Cynthia, the recipe is absolutely great! I loved it. Haha thank you very much 🙂 I actually didn’t really get how to reblog your post this morning. So, I just posted it again (I hope it worked properly):

    Yes, Berlin was so cool. The food was amazing and the city itself is also wonderful. Unfortunately, I am already back home again 😉 But I will definitely go back one day to experience some more of the great food.


  4. I agree!! I loved the city when I went there and can’t wait to go back! And of course, I really enjoyed the food as well..I’d actually heard of the street food thursday market and really wanted to go but sadly just missed it! 😦 Just another excuse for me to go back there I guess ;D


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