How to make Spitzbuben: vegan recipe for Linzer cookies

Dieser Beitrag ist auch verfügbar auf: Deutsch

Delicate shortbread with almonds that melts in your mouth, combined with fruity jam filling – the Spitzbuben or Linzer cookies can sweeten your day. But not only for snacking in between, they are also perfect for giving as a gift, for example at Christmas, for Mother’s Day or for Valentine’s Day.

Here I show you a delicious recipe for vegan Spitzbuben cookies. They are lightning fast and conjured up from only a few ingredients. A detailed recipe with exact quantities can be found below.

How to make Spitzbuben

Vegan Linzer cookies recipe: it’s that easy

For the vegan Linzer cookies you need flour, ground almonds, vegan margarine, sugar, possibly lemon zest and vanilla, some plant milk and jam for filling. And this is how easy it is to make:

  1. Mix the dry ingredients, i.e. flour, ground almonds, sugar, lemon zest.
  2. Add cold margarine and chop it finely.
  3. Add a little vegetable milk until the dough is easy to knead and shape. Chill the dough for 1 hour.
  4. Roll out the dough thinly, cut out cookies, bake at 180 °C for about 10 minutes and let cool.
  5. Stick two cookies at a time together with jam and sprinkle with powdered sugar as desired. Done!

Linzer cookies vegan

These Linzer cookies

  • are vegan,
  • are without cow’s milk and therefore lactose-free,
  • are without egg,
  • are without additives, unlike those from the supermarket,
  • do not contain too much sugar, or the amount of sugar you can adjust yourself,
  • and are of course incredibly delicious.

In addition, the cookies are

  • from few ingredients, easy and fast to make,
  • ideal for snacking in between, to take away or to serve for a visit for coffee or tea,
  • a perfect homemade gift from the kitchen, which is also suitable for vegans, passes as a “last minute” gift, and especially guaranteed to delight sweet tooth, for example, for Christmas, Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day.

Vegan Spitzbuben cookies

How to make vegan Spitzbuben: tips & tricks

  • Store the cookies sealed in a lunch box at room temperature. They will keep for about one to two weeks.
  • Use solid and not liquid jam for the recipe.
  • The Linzer cookies taste best with homemade jam.
  • You can also omit the lemon zest.
  • You can also change the proportions of ground almonds and flour and use, for example, 300 g flour and only 50 g ground almonds.
  • Add only enough vegetable milk to the dough until it is easy to knead and shape.
  • It is best to use homemade plant milk for the recipe, for example almond milk, coconut milk or soy milk.
  • It is better to use organic margarine.
  • For each occasion, you can use matching cookie cutters, for example, Christmas cookie cutters for Christmas or heart cookie cutters for Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day.
  • Instead of margarine, you can of course use butter, and instead of vegetable milk, cow’s milk. In this case, the cookies are not vegan.

How to make Spitzbuben cookies

Have you tried these vegan Spitzbuben cookies? Then I look forward to your star rating and your comment below.

Not enough of vegan cookies? Then try too:

Spitzbuben or Linzer cookies

Spitzbuben or Linzer cookies

Delicate shortbread with almonds and fruity jam filling – the Linzer cookies can sweeten your day. Here I show you a delicious recipe for vegan Spitzbuben. From the given ingredients I got 48 cookies. I used a small vodka glass to cut them out. Depending on how big you make your cookies, the number can of course vary greatly.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Servings 48 cookies


  • cookie cutters


  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 175 g vegan margarine (cold)
  • 80 g sugar
  • approx. 25 ml plant milk (e.g. almond, soy or coconut milk)
  • grated juice of 1 organic lemon
  • 8 g vanilla sugar
  • 250 g flour
  • approx. 110 g jam (solid)
  • flour for the work surface

for sprinkling

  • powdered sugar


  • Mix flour, ground almonds, sugar, lemon zest and vanilla sugar.
  • Add cold margarine and chop it finely.
  • Gradually add plant milk and knead it into a soft dough. Cover it and chill it for 1 hour.
  • Sprinkle the work surface with flour. Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 3 mm and cut out small circles. Punch a hole in the center of half of these circles.
  • Spread all the cookies on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake them in a preheated oven at 180 °C for about 10 minutes. Let them cool down afterwards.
  • Spread the center of the cookies without a hole with jam and place a cookie with a hole on top.
  • Sprinkle the finished cookies with powdered sugar.


Note helpful tips and tricks for making these vegan Spitzbuben cookies at the top of the post.
Share this post:

Zeen Social Icons