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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Banana oatmeal cookies are soft, chewy and studded with chocolate. Pair them with a mug of your favorite coffee for breakfast or serve them up for dessert! We are absolutely cookie people in our house. From no bake cookies and Grand Floridian chocolate chip cookies to these banana oatmeal cookies, cookies have been a love …

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Banana oatmeal cookies are soft, chewy and studded with chocolate. Pair them with a mug of your favorite coffee for breakfast or serve them up for dessert!

Close up of banana oatmeal cookies on a wire cooling rack.

We are absolutely cookie people in our house.

From no bake cookies and Grand Floridian chocolate chip cookies to these banana oatmeal cookies, cookies have been a love affair that’s gone on here at MBA for…well, let’s just say it’s been a long time.

And I have no intention of stopping any time soon. After all, you can never have too many incredible cookie recipes up your sleeve!

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Grand Floridian Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bring some Disney magic right into your home kitchen with the Grand Floridian Chocolate Chip Cookies. This dough is packed with chocolate chips and requires zero chilling time, so you’re just moments away from chocolate-chip-cookie bliss. Biting into a really good cookie just makes me feel like a kid again. Especially when it’s a gooey …

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Bring some Disney magic right into your home kitchen with the Grand Floridian Chocolate Chip Cookies. This dough is packed with chocolate chips and requires zero chilling time, so you’re just moments away from chocolate-chip-cookie bliss.

White plate filled with grand floridian chocolate chip cookies.

Biting into a really good cookie just makes me feel like a kid again. Especially when it’s a gooey chocolate chip cookie, still warm from the oven.

Whether your childhood cookie memories come from baking them alongside your mom or grandma or enjoying the perfect chocolate chip cookie on vacation, I think we can all agree that there’s something special about replicating those memories in your own kitchen.

If you’re a Disney-World fan, get ready for a flood of memories and magic with this copycat of the Disney Grand Floridian chocolate chip cookies.

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Thumbprint Cookies

These thumbprint cookies offer classic shortbread flavor with dazzling jam centers. Using almond flour makes them gluten free and extra delicious! They’re tender and buttery with a…

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thumbprint cookies recipe

These thumbprint cookies offer classic shortbread flavor with dazzling jam centers. Using almond flour makes them gluten free and extra delicious! They’re tender and buttery with a pop of sweetness in the center. Make these irresistible cookies for any special occasion, or just because.

This thumbprint cookie recipe is honestly so easy to make. You don’t need a mixer. You don’t need to wait for perfectly softened butter. You don’t need to chill the dough before baking. The dough comes together so quickly and rolls so easily that this recipe would be a fun baking project with kids. If you don’t typically bake with almond flour, this recipe is absolutely worth buying the bag.

thumbprint cookies ingredients

Thumbprint cookies are particularly fun and versatile because you can change the flavor and the color of the centers by your choice of jam. These treats are perfect for the holidays, like Valentine’s Day (I suggest raspberry or strawberry filling), Easter (try several jams for a fun color mix), Independence Day (perhaps raspberry and blueberry), and Christmas (anything red).

For those with special diet considerations, I’ll point out that this recipe happens to be gluten free and egg free. You can make it dairy free and vegan by substituting coconut oil for the butter (see recipe notes). It’s also partially naturally sweetened with maple syrup. Of course, the recipe is not nut free due to the almond flour, but it might be just the cookie you’ve been searching for.

I’ve been perfecting this recipe over the past couple of months. I’m just so excited to share it with you! I hope it becomes a go-to recipe for you, too.

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Strawberry Chocolate Cookies

Strawberries and chocolate are a match made in heaven. Chocolate covered strawberries are a classic dessert and have you tried my strawberry chocolate cake? SO delicious! Cookies are my favorite dessert so of course I had to combine the two ingredients…

Strawberries and chocolate are a match made in heaven. Chocolate covered strawberries are a classic dessert and have you tried my strawberry chocolate cake? SO delicious! Cookies are my favorite dessert so of course I had to combine the two ingredients in a cookie! These Strawberry Chocolate Cookies are DIVINE. They remind me of chocolate…

Ginger Molasses Rolo Cookies

I love Rolo candies. If you haven’t had Rolos, let me introduce you. They are rich chocolate caramel candies wrapped in a shiny foil wrapper. I love using them to make my chocolate Rolo cookies, they are a classic. I also use them to make Rolo pr…

I love Rolo candies. If you haven’t had Rolos, let me introduce you. They are rich chocolate caramel candies wrapped in a shiny foil wrapper. I love using them to make my chocolate Rolo cookies, they are a classic. I also use them to make Rolo pretzels. During the holiday months, I love making my…

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies are a Christmas cookie favorite, but there are SO many different names for these little buttery pecan cookies. What do you call them? I call them Mexican Wedding Cookies because that is what my family calls them. To be honest th…

Mexican Wedding Cookies are a Christmas cookie favorite, but there are SO many different names for these little buttery pecan cookies. What do you call them? I call them Mexican Wedding Cookies because that is what my family calls them. To be honest though, when I was little I didn’t really like them. I always…

Toffeedoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodles are one of my all-time favorite cookies, especially during the holidays. I love classic snickerdoodles, but I also love making brown butter salted caramel snickerdoodles, chocolate snickerdoodles, biscoff snickerdoodles, pumpkin snickerd…

Snickerdoodles are one of my all-time favorite cookies, especially during the holidays. I love classic snickerdoodles, but I also love making brown butter salted caramel snickerdoodles, chocolate snickerdoodles, biscoff snickerdoodles, pumpkin snickerdoodles, and even snickerdoodle blondies. Meet Toffeedoodles, my new favorite twist on the classic cookie. Starbucks makes a toffeedoodle cookie and it is fine,…

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Coconut Cookies

These Coconut Cookies are a hybrid of coconut macaroons and a meringue cookie, but with added corn flake crumbs. Delicious and gluten-free! To-Die-For Coconut Cookies The first time I made these meringues, I nearly inhaled them right out of the oven! A…

These Coconut Cookies are a hybrid of coconut macaroons and a meringue cookie, but with added corn flake crumbs. Delicious and gluten-free! To-Die-For Coconut Cookies The first time I made these meringues, I nearly inhaled them right out of the oven! A few of my other favorite varieties of meringue cookies include Sprinkle Dipped Meringues,

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Linzer Cookies

Linzer cookies are traditional Austrian jam-filled sandwich cookies! This classic recipe is simple to whip up at home. When it…

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Linzer cookies are traditional Austrian jam-filled sandwich cookies! This classic recipe is simple to whip up at home.

Linzer Cookies

When it comes to Christmas cookies, here’s one type we can’t resist: Linzer cookies! This classic Austrian sandwich cookie stars buttery almond shortbread with fun cutout window to show a layer of fruity preserves, making a treat that’s nuanced and just sweet enough. This recipe spells childhood nostalgia for us, and here we’re sharing a traditional recipe for this classic cookie!

Ingredients in linzer cookies

Linzer cookies are a shortbread jam-filled sandwich cookie based on the Austrian dessert Linzer torte, a tart made with ground nuts and fruit preserves. Linzer cookies bring in those signature flavors by making a shortbread with both all-purpose flour and almond flour, which gives it a complex, nutty flavor. The traditional shape features cut-out windows where the jam shows through.

This recipe comes from my dear Austrian friend Milena’s mother: Milena currently lives in Vienna, but we grew up together in Minnesota eating Linzer cookies at the holidays. This recipe has the nostalgia of childhood all over it for us, and it’s perfect for the holidays, Valentine’s Day, or any time you need a sweet treat. Here’s what you’ll need for classic Linzer cookies:

  • Flour
  • Almond flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Fine sea salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Raspberry jam or other fruit preserves
  • Powdered sugar

Tip: use almond flour, not almond meal!

Avoid using almond meal for Linzer cookies: look for almond flour when you are shopping. You should be able to find it at your local grocery, depending on your location.

  • Almond flour is made from blanched almonds, or almonds with their skins removed. It’s ground very finely, resulting in a fluffy texture in baked goods.
  • Almond meal contains the skins, making it darker brown in color instead of off-white like almond flour. It has a coarser grind than almond flour and results in denser, chewy texture in baked goods.
Linzer cookies

Linzer cookies are a cutout cookie with a twist! Instead of cutting out just one cookie, you’ll need two: a cookie with a window and a solid cookie. There are special cookie cutters just for this purpose, but you can also use a alternative based on what you have at home.

  • Option 1: Use a Linzer cookie cutter. We like this Linzer cookie cutter. It comes with various cutout window shapes: hearts, stars, flowers, etc. It is worth buying if you plan to make Linzer cookies multiple times!
  • Option 2: Use a 2-inch circular cutter and a smaller shape for the window. If you happen to have both of these shapes on hand, it’s easy to make your own version of cutout cookies!
Linzer Cookies

Tips for making the cookies

Linzer cookies are a fun baking project that results in visually-stunning, sugar dusted cookies with bright shapes of jam. There are a few notes for how to put together this recipe:

  • Chill the dough 1 to 3 hours. This is important with a cutout cookie dough: you’ll want it nice and cold to get uniform shapes.
  • Gently roll the dough slightly less than 1/4-inch thick. This makes just the right thickness for the finished cookie.
  • Simple cutout window shapes (like circles and hearts) are easier to cut out. The stars were a little trickier to cut, and they became more distorted when baked. But, they still turned out great.
Linzer Cookies

Once you’ve made your linzer cookies, you probably won’t be eating all 30 at once. How to store them? Here are some tips and notes about storage:

  • The cookies taste crisp the first day, then soft after storage. They’re delicious both ways, but we like the soft version best!
  • Store in a container with a few layers of parchment paper or foil between each. The powdered sugar on the bottom layer of cookies after a few days, so it’s good to protect between each layer.
  • Store at room temperature for 2 days or refrigerated up to 2 weeks. With room temperature storage, the powdered sugar can start to melt on the cookies that are stacked in layers beneath other cookies. We recommend storing them refrigerated for longer term storage. 
  • Or, freeze for up to 3 months. The powdered sugar topping is a little fragile, so keep in mind the cookies look best when they are fresh.
Linzer Cookies

Love a good batch of cookies? Here are a few more fun cookie recipes to enjoy:

This Linzer cookies recipe is…

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Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes (plus 1 hour chill time)
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 30 to 32 cookies

Description

Linzer cookies are traditional Austrian jam-filled sandwich cookies! This classic recipe is simple to whip up at home.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups (240 g) flour, sifted
  • 1 cup (120 g) almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ⅓ cups raspberry jam
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, almond flour, cinnamon and salt. 
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer add the butter and sugar. Beat with the paddle attachment on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla, and mix on low speed until combined. Gradually add the flour mixture and continue mixing on low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds. Divide the dough into two disks. Wrap the disks in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 3 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  4. Take one disc of dough out of the fridge and place it on a floured surface. Using a light touch, roll the dough out until it is slightly less than 1/4-inch thick. Use plenty of flour on the counter and the rolling pin to prevent sticking. Moving quickly so the dough remains chilled, use a linzer cookie cutter (or a 2-inch round cutter and smaller heart-shaped cutter) to cut an equal number of cookies with and without a hole in the center. Place excess dough back in the refrigerator and re-roll it after it’s chilled again (after baking the first sheet). Place the cookies on a baking sheet and refrigerate the sheet for 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer the baking sheet directly to the oven and bake for 11 to 14 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool the cookies for 1 minute on the cookie sheet. Then transfer to a cooling rack.
  6. Repeat with remaining disc of dough and re-rolled scraps of dough.
  7. Cool the cookies completely, at least 15 minutes. Then sift powdered sugar the cookies with the cutout centers. On the bottom cookies, spread a layer of jam about 1/8” thick (about 2 teaspoons per cookie), not quite to the edges of a cookie. Then very gently press on the top cookie to sandwich the jam. 
  8. Repeat for all cookies to make 30 to 32 sandwiches. Store room temperature with several sheets of parchment paper between the cookies for up to 2 days*, or refrigerated for 2 weeks. You can also freeze for up to 3 months. The cookies taste crispy the first day, and become softer after storage (both delicious, but we prefer the softer version!).

Notes

*With room temperature storage, the powdered sugar can start to melt on the cookies that are stacked in layers beneath other cookies. We recommend storing them refrigerated for longer term storage. 

  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Austrian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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Meyer Lemon Biscotti

Perfectly crunchy and ever so flavorful, these Meyer lemon biscotti cookies are drizzled with a lemony white chocolate glaze for a gorgeous finish. Biscotti, or Italian twice-baked cookies, keep beautifully for days (even weeks!) and are sturdy enough for shipping, making them the perfect recipe for cookie swaps and holiday care packages (if you plan […]

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Perfectly crunchy and ever so flavorful, these Meyer lemon biscotti cookies are drizzled with a lemony white chocolate glaze for a gorgeous finish.

Biscotti, or Italian twice-baked cookies, keep beautifully for days (even weeks!) and are sturdy enough for shipping, making them the perfect recipe for cookie swaps and holiday care packages (if you plan to gift these, be sure to check out the end of the post to download the free printable gift tags!)

Flat plate with randomly arranged piles of Meyer Lemon Biscotti, with a few lemons (one cut) and a white napkin in the background.

While I’m normally team chewy when it comes to cookies, biscotti may be the one exception.

Or, more specifically, good biscotti (because let’s face it, most of what’s out there are dry, crumbly, rock-hard cookies that probably cause more dental disasters than anything).

These biscotti are quite the opposite, with an almost delicate crunch and a smooth Meyer lemon flavor throughout with hints of almond and vanilla, and a drizzle of white chocolate lemon glaze for an added burst of tart lemon flavor.

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