Linzer Shortbread Cookies – Spitzbuebe

Linzer Shortbread Cookies – Spitzbuebe


Spitzbuebe, or Linzer Shortbread cookies are a most delicious treat perfect for any special and festive occasion.  Usually prepared for Christmas in Switzerland with the name of Spitzbuebe, these cookies are a perfect sweet treat for Valentine’s Day as an expression of love and affection.  Known for its flaky, buttery crumb and finally lightly dusted with powdered sugar, they definitely become a symphony of flavors.  This mouthwatering cookie is simply made by stacking one layer over the other, and a thin spread of jam sandwiched in between.  Let’s get started!



  • Sablée Pastry Dough
  • 1 jar preserves of your choosing, we used raspberry preserves
  • Powered sugar for dusting 


  1. Preheat the Gusto Oven to 350°F – 176°C. 
  2. Take the Sablée Pastry Dough out of the refrigerator.
  3. Since two cookies will be stacked on top of each other after they are baked, roll out the dough out a little less than 1/4 inch thickness.
  4. Cut out the dough with a heart shaped cookie cutter.
  5. Carefully transfer and place the cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
  7. Once the cookies have cooled, spread a thin layer of preserves on the base of the whole cookie.
  8. Place the cookie with the small heart cut out on top of the preserves.  Continue doing this until all the cookies are matched up.
  9. Dust them lightly with powered sugar. They are ready to be served or they can be stored in a tin box with a tight lid.  Enjoy! 

Buon Appetito!

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