Raspberry Pistachio Linzer Bars

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
If you love the original shortbread Linzer cookies, this Raspberry Pistachio Linzer Bar recipe will be your newest easy favorite shortcut.

It's a sure bet these will be at the top of your holiday baking list this Christmas season.

These must make easy bars are a hit every year and always on the cookie list.

These easy knockoff versions are so quick, no rolling required, and taste fantastic.

The cookies are soft but buttery with that delicious sweet jam in the center that cut easily into bars for your cookie tray or gift-giving.

It's a cookie copycat that everyone loves and the easy of bars is a time saver for sure with the same great taste!

Linzer cookie bars are so simple all in one easy pan, everyone will ask for the recipe.

This cookie bar is the perfect solution for any hurried cook with so much to do during the season.

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Check out this easy recipe and scroll to the recipe printable card at the end.

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Bar Cookies

Classic Linzer cookies have a lot of yummy things going on for them.

These buttery, bars showcase the jewel-toned jam nestled inside, all dusted in powdered sugar.

They certainly look beautiful on your cookie tray regardless of all the work that's not so involved like the original cookie.

Eliminate all that rolling, cutting, and filling with these, that's totally gone and you will still make a sensational delicious cookie.

This easier rendition of jam layers is all baked into a 9×13-inch baking pan, so all you have to do is cut them into bars when they’re baked and ready to go.

these are buttery squares filled with raspberry jam for a knockoff style linzer cookie bar

Ingredients Will Need for Raspberry Pistachio Linzer Bars

For the measurements scroll to the printable recipe card

  • butter softened
  • sugar
  • extra-large egg
  • almond extract
  • flour
  • ground pistachios or almonds
  • lemon peel
  • raspberry seedless preserves or other favorite preserves ( I have used peach, strawberry or blueberry they all work great with this crust!)

this is a pan of linzer bars filled with raspberry jam


  • Use Parchment lined baking pans
  • Cool completely before cutting
  • Make the layers thin for thinner cookie bars
  • Don't overcook

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Raspberry Linzer Copycat Bars

Buttery rich dough with jam, colorful and festive bars just in time for the holiday?

Not only are these great for the Christmas cookie tray, but all year round.

Did I mention you can use any kind of jams you prefer inside?

We even like to mix the jam with some shredded coconut and mini chocolate chips for a completely different filling!

Just get creative in flavor you love, just adapt this recipe, the crumb cookie crust topping and layers can adjust to any wonderful filling you create.

Raspberry Pistachio Linzer Bar Recipe

Raspberry Pistachio Linzer Bar Recipe

Yield: 24
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 40 Mtotal time: 50 M
These are a knockoff copycat version of a Linzer cookie made easy. The cookies are layered with jam and similar to the taste of the shortbread.
Soft dough and easier to cut into a bar and no rolling required.


  • 1 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 extra-large egg
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups ground pistachios or almonds
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel
  • 1 cup raspberry seedless preserves or other favorite preserves ( I have used peach, strawberry or blueberry they all work great with this crust!)


How to cook Raspberry Pistachio Linzer Bar Recipe

  1. In a large bowl using an electric mixer, cream butter, sugar till light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in egg, lemon peel.
  3. Stir in the flour and groundnuts.
  4. Spread 2 cups of dough onto a parchment-lined 13x9 pan.
  5. Spread with the raspberry preserves.
  6. Crumble the remaining dough on top. 
  7. Bake at 350 degrees in a preheated oven until lightly browned around 40 minutes.
  8.  Cool completely. 
  9. Cut into bars. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2012. It was edited and re-published in 2019.