It is my favorite time of year and today we are celebrating with cookies. These gluten free nutella linzer cookies would make a great treat for any holiday gathering.
Christmas is one of my favorite times of year…and not just because I get to make and eat a lot of cookies! 🙂 This gluten free linzer torte is a fancy way to say gluten free linzer cookies. Linzer cookies have a fun history because many years ago, they used to be more like a cake, or torte. Over the years, the dough was made smaller into a cookie shapes with jam.
I have wanted to use Nutella in a recipe for a long time. Every time I buy a small jar, it seems to vanish before I can create something with it. I have always loved linzer cookies and it was time that I made a version filled with my favorite chocolate, Nutella. These linzer cookies are so easy to make….if your family doesn’t steal your jar of Nutella!
Does this ever happen in your house?
Well this time I had a plan. I bought the Nutella while the kids were at school, then I hid the jar in the garage.
I know, I know….silly, right?
But, you have to understand my family. They are HUGE nutella fans. They can sniff out a jar of nutella anywhere in my kitchen. I need to start thinking of more delicious gluten free nutella recipes. Maybe my family will save some for me then :-).
I am happy to report it worked and I hope you and your family enjoys these special cookies. (Here are two more delicious cookies to try on your family: Gluten Free Monkey Bars and Gluten Free M&M Monster Cookies.)
The dough mixes up really quickly. Refrigerate for an hour then roll to 1/4 inch thickness.
Use linzer cookie cutters to get the tops and bottoms.
Bake at 350 degrees.
Frost the bottoms with nutella, jam, or any filling you like!
Put the tops on, then dust with powdered sugar.
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Tools You Need To Make These Cookies:
- Linzer cookie cutters. These are cutters I purchased after I made these cookies. The red ones I had were a bit hard to use because the dough would get stuck in them. These work a lot better.
- Rolling pin. I love how easy this rolling pin is to use…and a bonus, you can just put it into the dishwasher to clean!
Gluten Free Nutella Linzer Cookies #Cookielicious
In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients.
Whisk to blend.
In a small bowl, add butter, sugar, and egg.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
Mix and put dough onto plastic wrap.
Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Remove dough and place on wax paper.
Put another sheet of wax paper onto the top and roll to 1/2 inch thick.
Use a linzer cutter to cut the shapes.
Bake 8 minutes, remove to cooling rack.
When cool, top the bottom with Nutella and add the top.
Dust with powdered sugar.