Jam Stacker Cookies

Jam Stacker cookies are similar to Linzer cookies, but with the double amount of jam and yumminess.

How are they called in German? “Terrassenplätzchen”

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Jam Stacker Cookies were always one of my favorite Christmas cookies.  Not too sweet, fruity and incredible moist and tender.

They store incredibly well and will stay fresh for a long time.

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Jam Stacker Cookies

Angela Schofield
Jam Stacker Cookies are so amazing. They keep a long time and still taste amazingly fresh. OK, only if you really can resist them long enough.
Course Cookies
Cuisine German
Servings 20 Cookies


  • 11 tbsp butter
  • 2 1/8 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small jar of your favorite jam
  • to taste powdered sugar


  • Cut butter in 1/2-inch cubes.
  • In a large bowl blend flour with baking powder.
  • Add sugar, vanilla sugar, butter, and the egg.
  • Knead to a smooth dough.
  • Shape dough into a square, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 min.
  • Preheat oven to 325F and line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4-inch in thickness.
  • Cut cookies in sets of three – small, medium and large.
  • Place them on the baking sheets.
  • Bake for about 10 min or until edges are light golden.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a couple of minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Place a small amount of jam on the largest cookie, top with a medium cookie, add a small amount of jam on the medium cookie and top with a small cookie.
  • Dust with powdered sugar.


Use different jam combination in a cookie to give them a special flavor touch.