Go Back Email Link
+ servings
apple butter linzer cookies stacked with white flowers

Spiced Apple Butter Linzer Cookies

Sweet, easy to make, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious! These Spiced Apple Butter Linzer Cookies are the only cookie recipe you'll need this holiday season.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Refrigeration Time 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 32 mins
Author: Traci
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ½ cups apple butter
  • Powdered sugar, for finishing
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, almond flour, cinnamon, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Stir in dry ingredients. Dough will be a little sticky.
  • Divide in 2.
  • Flatten each half of dough into a disc.
  • Wrap tightly with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • Working with one disc at a time, on a floured surface, roll dough out to 1/4".
  • Cut out with 2" cookie cutter.
  • Using a 1/2" cutter, cut shape in center of half of cookies.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, until just starting to show color.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes on sheet pan.
  • Remove to cooling rack to finish cooling.
  • When cool, flip over the whole cookies and spoon 1 teaspoon of apple butter on each.
  • Sift a little powdered sugar on tops of the cookies with cut outs and place on top of apple butter.


  • Don't have almond flour? No worries! Using a food processor, you can grind some almonds and have the same thing! Just remember it needs to be a very fine grind. No chunks!
  • You can use store-bought apple butter.
Expert Tips:
  • Be careful not to over-mix the cookie dough!
  • The dough should be refrigerated for at least an hour, but you can refrigerate it up to 24 hours.
  • Don't press too hard when assembling the cookies! You don't want the apple butter to smush out.
  • These cookies are really meant to be made and eaten within 24 hours of assembly. They won't keep for very long so, plan accordingly!
  • Feel free to bake the small cut outs from the top cookies.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 49mgPotassium: 25mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 148IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.