Lavender Linzer Cookies with Kumquat Marmalade

by Erin

Lightly aromatic Lavender Linzer Cookies are sandwiched around a tangy but sweet Kumquat Marmalade, drizzled with creamy white chocolate, and topped with a sprinkle of fleur de sel.

Lavender Linzer Cookies with Kumquat Marmalade.

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Lavender Linzer Cookies made with Kumquat Marmalade.

During the 2021 #SpringSweetsWeek I discovered the delightful combination of lavender and kumquats when I made Homemade Kumquat Lavender Marmalade (although to be fair I already knew that the orange-lavender pairing was a magical). Then again in 2022 I used that same marmalade recipe to make Honey Kumquat Mojitos which were even better than I expected. So it seemed only fitting to make yet another recipe this year featuring the same dynamic duo, this time in the form of Lavender Linzer Cookies filled with Kumquat Marmalade.

Yes, I remade my Kumquat Lavender Marmalade for the third time to use as the filling for these aromatic lavender linzer cookies. However, this time I omitted the lavender since it was already showing off in the cookies.

Lavender Linzer Cookies with Kumquat Marmalade Stacked.

These Lavender Linzer Cookies are not only filled with sweet and tangy Kumquat Marmalade, but are finished with a drizzle of white chocolate and a sprinkle fleur de sel. For decoration I also added a few dried culinary lavender leaves in case there was any doubt to the flavor of the linzer cookies.

They herbal and tangy, sweet and salty, and proclaimed to be one of the best things I’ve ever made according to one of my husband’s coworkers when he brought them into work. Evidently I am kicking off #SprignSweetsWeek with a ringer.

Lavender Linzer Cookies with Kumquat Marmalade on a Plate.
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    Lavender Linzer Cookies with Kumquat Marmalade Close Up.

    Lavender Linzer Cookies with Kumquat Marmalade.


    Yield: 4 dozen Prep Time: Cooking Time:
    Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat



    • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 tsp lavender extract
    • 1 cup almond flour
    • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 egg, room temperature


    • 12 oz. jar kumquat marmalade*
    • 1/2 cup white chocolate, melted
    • Dried lavender, optional for garnish
    • Fleur de sel optional for garnish


    1. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or large bowl with a hand mixer), beat together the butter, sugars, baking powder, salt, and extracts until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat until incorporated. Mix in the flours until just incorporated.
    2. Divide the dough in half, wrap, and refrigerate for 60 minutes, for easiest rolling. Towards the end of the chilling time, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
    3. Roll the dough 1/8″ thick. Cut the dough into shapes with large linzer cutters. Use small cutters to cut a design out of the center of half the cookies. Place the cookies 1-inch apart on the prepared baking sheet. Reroll scraps and cut out more shapes.
    4. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned on the edges. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then remove them to wire racks to cool completely.
    5. Spread the solid cookies with 3/4 teaspoon of marmalade. Place a cutout cookie on top of each filled cookie. Drizzle with melted white chocolate and sprinkle with dried lavender and fleur de sel.


    *The original recipe used lavender but I omitted this time since there was already lavender in the cookies.

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    What pretty cookies. And those flavor combinations sound delicious! I actually made kumquat marmalade! Now I know how I can use it!

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