Raspberry Jam Filled Valentines

These heart-shaped Linzer style cookies have a little window into their gooey, jammy centers. They’re perfect for Valentine’s Day, but they also work for anniversaries, birthdays, or any time you want to show your love.




2 dozen




  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Challenge Butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • about ¼ to ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • about ½ cup raspberry jam


  • 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • 2

    Cream butter and sugar. Blend in flour and nuts to form stiff dough.

  • 3

    Divide dough into two gallon-sized plastic food storage bags, roll to ¼-inch thickness then chill.

  • 4

    Cut bag at seams and uncover top of dough. Cut dough with 2-inch heart-shaped cutter. Then use an apple corer or smaller heart-shaped cutter to remove the centers from half of the hearts. Dough scrapes can be reformed and placed within the cut bag for re-rolling (chill if necessary.)

  • 5

    Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are slightly browned.

  • 6

    Allow cookies to cool. Spread jam on the bottoms of the whole cookies and sift powdered sugar over tops cookies with cutouts.

  • 7

    Place cutout cookies over jam spread cookie so jam shows through cutout.

  • 8

    Store in air tight container.

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