The best recipes for Christmas cookies in one place. Get inspired!

Which dough is the basis of glued flowers, stuffed nuts, cocoa crescents?

Which candy is so soft it melts on your tongue?

Two points for Linz! It is the basis of the sweet part of the Christmas board, and we will now give ourselves a third point for its successful kneading.

Get inspired by four recipes for the best Christmas cookies from Linz and let yourself taste them.

Basic dough for Linnaeus sweets


  • 600 g plain flour (for a very fragile dough, replace part of the flour with solamyl or custard powder with a suitable flavor)
  • 400 g of butter or vegetable fat
  • 200 g of powdered sugar
  • 2 egg yolks

The most common type of dough is a 3-2-1-1 ratio, that is, for 3 parts flour we add 2 parts fat, 1 part sugar and 1 egg yolk.

We can also find recipes for more fatty doughs, which we mostly use for unglued shapes or less fatty doughs, which are especially suitable for cookies.

We all want Linnaeus cookies to be fragile – we will influence this mainly by keeping an eye on when they change color during baking. If we pull them out in time, we are guaranteed a good result.

Depending on your own taste, we also add different flavors to the dough, which will affect the color, taste or smell of the dough. And don’t forget the nuts!


  1. Sprinkle the roll with flour.
  2. Add sugar and chopped or grated solid fat.
  3. Add the yolk.
  4. Knead the other selected ingredients into the dough. We process everything like a crumb with our fingertips.
  5. Then we glue everything into a lump.
  6. Wrap the dough in foil or a microtene bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  7. Roll out the cooled Line dough into a sheet of 3 – 5 mm.
  8. We cut out the chosen shapes, transfer them to a baking sheet, which we do not erase, but we can line it with baking paper.

  9. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 10 minutes.

  10. Immediately remove the baked shapes from the sheet with a spatula and transfer them to flat trays so that they do not curl.

Candy that will not be topped with icing can be decorated with pieces of nuts, almonds or candied fruit that we press lightly into the dough before baking.

Two heart-shaped pieces of Linnaeus candy

Cocoa cookies from Linz

Cocoa is an essential part of Christmas.

Cocoa Linz candy stands out well if it is glued with light creams or whipped cream.


  • 500 g plain flour
  • 100 g of cocoa
  • 400 g of powdered sugar
  • 400 g of butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • pinch of salt


  • The procedure for preparing the dough is the same as for the first recipe, only we work with more ingredients. Mix the cocoa together with the sugar.
  • Be careful when baking – the dark dough does not signal when it is already baked!
Cocoa cookies from Linz with hearts in the middle, glued with marmalade

Instantly soft Linz candy

There is no time to spare at Christmas, and sometimes you just don’t have time to wait for the cookies to soften. With this problem, the recipe for Linz cookies without lying down will help you.


  • 300 g plain flour
  • 250 g of butter
  • 100 g of powdered sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • vanilla sugar
  • lemon zest and juice


  • The preparation of the dough is not much different from the first recipe, we add the lemon zest and juice while we are working with the flour and sugar.
  • It is important to make a pliable dough, which we let rest for an hour in the refrigerator.
TIP: To really achieve instant softness without lying down, don’t skimp on butter and don’t even confuse it with Hera or similar fats!
Linnaeus cookies in a bowl sprinkled with icing sugar with Christmas cut-out motifs

Walnut cookies from Linz

Linz is great with nuts… so why not combine it?


  • 400 g plain flour
  • 200 g of butter
  • 100 g of powdered sugar
  • 100 g ground nuts
  • 2 egg yolks
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • lemon peel


  1. Mix flour with sugar and ground nuts.
  2. Add softened butter and other ingredients.
  3. We work it into a uniform dough, which we leave to rest in the refrigerator.
  4. Then roll out the dough into thin sheets and cut out the chosen shapes.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 10 minutes – remove as soon as the dough starts to turn golden.
  6. After cooling, cover with your favorite marmalade and sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
Stars from Linz dough glued with marmalade and sprinkled with powdered sugar

Line cupcakes with yolk cream

Try Linz in a completely different way! Shape them into cupcakes and fill them with various creams!


For the cupcakes , we will use the ingredients from the first recipe for the classic Linnaeus cookies, or we can also use the Linnka cocoa cookies.

For the yolk cream

  • 500 ml of milk
  • 120 g of butter
  • 40 g of powdered sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 5 tablespoons of rum
  • bag of vanilla pudding


  1. We prepare the dough according to the instructions, which we leave to rest in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  2. Then we take pieces, which we press into molds in the shape of cupcakes.
  3. Leave room for the cream inside.
  4. Place on a tray and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C. As soon as it turns pink, we take it out of the oven.
  5. During baking, we will prepare the cream by first making a pudding out of pudding powder, milk and sugar.
  6. After cooking, stir in the egg yolks, butter and rum and leave to cool – we have to stir so that we don’t get a shell.
  7. Once the cupcakes have cooled down, fill them with cream using a decorating tool.
  8. Finally, it is possible to decorate them with chocolate shavings or icing.

If you are not a fan of yolk cream, you can choose another option !

Line cupcakes filled with cream and sprinkled with chocolate

Healthy Linnaeus made from spelled flour

Don’t want to break your carefully followed diet during Christmas? Spelled flour in Linnaeus candy can ease your conscience.


  • 200 g smooth spelled flour
  • 100 g of powdered sugar
  • 150 g of butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • vanilla sugar
  • lemon peel


  1. We process the dough according to the instructions in the first recipe.
  2. If the dough still crumbles, we can add a spoonful of milk or water.
  3. A longer resting period in the refrigerator is suitable, ideally overnight.
  4. We prepare the dough for cutting out as we are used to and place it on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 150 °C for about 8 minutes, you can tell when the time is golden.
Round cookies with a star sprinkled with icing sugar served on a plate

Dia Linz sweets

Even diabetics want to snack on Christmas!


  • 250 g plain flour
  • 140 g of butter
  • 6 dissolved tablets of artificial sweetener (the kind that is also suitable for heat treatment)
  • smaller eggs
  • lemon peel
  • a pinch of cinnamon


  1. Mix the ingredients as in the first instructions and make the dough.
  2. Let cool in the fridge.
  3. Then we roll out the dough into thin sheets and cut out the selected shapes, which we place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 160 °C and keep an eye on it until it turns pink, then take it out.
  5. When gluing, do not forget to use jam suitable for diabetics.

If you are diabetic or prepare meals for them, you surely know that there are several types of sweeteners. Work with the one you have proven during heat treatments and adjust the amount in the recipe according to the intensity of sweetness.

Two rounds of Linnaeus glued candy with marmalade

Decoration of Linnaeus sweets

Confectionery must not only taste good, but also look good! Probably no one serves Linnaeus on its own, but in the overwhelming majority of cases it is stuck together with marmalade.

But have you ever considered making your creations even more special?

A simple variant is chocolate frosting . We can either pour water on the selected pieces and create thin strips, or we can partially soak the Liners. It is up to us whether we choose this method before or after we glue the cookies – each time we create something different.

A similarly easy option is colored frosting. Here we can buy ready-made, or we can add dye of the chosen color to the white melted chocolate. Here, too, we can create randomly crossed lines, or even purposefully cover the shapes of the candy.

Don’t be afraid to combine these different toppings with sprinkles , either in metallic or different colors. Sometimes it is best to leave this work to the children, their imagination can pleasantly surprise us.

We can also use nuts or candied fruit . The surface of the Linné can be coated with lemon glaze and then press a nut or a piece of fruit into it.

You can also play with the marmalades you use for gluing – different flavors have different shades. Of course, you can also glue the candy with other substances.

Tasty and good-looking variants can also be achieved with other decorating methods.

If we want to have Linnaeus cookies like from our grandmother, it is ideal to glue them with homemade marmalade.

So let’s do it!

Milan & Ondra

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