Gluten Free Nutella Filled Linzer Cookies

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.

Gluten Free Nutella Linzer Cookie

Christmas is one of my favorite times of year…and not just because I get to make and eat a lot of cookies! πŸ™‚

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.

Gluten Free Nutella Cookies rack

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.)

How to make gluten free linzer cookies:

Linzer dough

The dough mixes up really quickly. Refrigerate for an hour then roll to 1/4 inch thickness.

Cutting out linzer shapes

Use linzer cookie cutters to get the tops and bottoms.

linzer ready to bake

Bake at 350 degrees.

Gluten Free Nutella Linzer Cookies frosted

Frost the bottoms with nutella, jam, or any filling you like!

Gluten Free Nutella Linzer Cookies not sugared

Put the tops on, then dust with powdered sugar.

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Tools You Need To Make These Cookies:

  1. 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.
  2. 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
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 110 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour blend (*Note, my flour blend has xanthan gum included. If yours doesn't, add 1 teaspoon.)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • powdered sugar
  • Nutella
  1. In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients.
  2. Whisk to blend.
  3. In a small bowl, add butter, sugar, and egg.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  6. Mix and put dough onto plastic wrap.
  7. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Remove dough and place on wax paper.
  10. Put another sheet of wax paper onto the top and roll to 1/2 inch thick.
  11. Use a linzer cutter to cut the shapes.
  12. Bake 8 minutes, remove to cooling rack.
  13. When cool, top the bottom with Nutella and add the top.
  14. Dust with powdered sugar.

Gluten Free Nutella Linzer Cookie crop











  1. I love making Linzer cookies! Yours look just perfect!!

  2. These could easily trump the jam version! Such gorgeous, tempting cookies!!

  3. Hi,

    I must be missing something because I can’t seem to find the actual recipe for these cookies anywhere. Do I have to sign up to be able to see the ingredients and how-to? Please let me know,


  4. A classic cookie made beautifully! These look amazing!

  5. Hmm….you had me at Nutella… These sound fabulous.

  6. I adore Linzer cookies…how fun to make them with Nutella! Lovely treats πŸ™‚

  7. Nutella takes these cookies over the top. They would make perfect holiday gifts. Nice photo, too! πŸ™‚

  8. I would love a couple of these with a nice cup of coffee.

  9. What absolutely adorable little cookies! Bet they taste amazing with that Nutella filling. πŸ™‚

  10. Dear Sandi, These linzer cookies look soft and delicious. I love the nutella center especially! xo, Catherine

  11. I just love that you used Nutella for the filing of your stunning cookies. These could be put behind a bakery window!

  12. These cookies have my name written all over them!

  13. It looks are inspiring me.Thank you
    Can I replace the almond flour with gf flour mix?

  14. These look beautiful! I am wondering if either this recipe or your grain free linzer cookie recipe can be made with shortening or coconut oil instead of butter. We aren’t able to do dairy.

    • Hi Amy, good morning :-). I would say you can use either, but with the coconut oil, they may spread a bit so try to bake a couple first before baking the whole batch to test it. Take care and thank you for your note. Sandi

  15. My Christmas list doesn’t seem to be getting shorter especially when I see a recipe that is definitely worth trying. Wondering if these could be made ahead and froze for a couple of weeks?

  16. can I use oat flour-cornstarch-rice flour blend for gf all purpose flour?or sth else?also use more honey for sugar?

    • Hi Demi, I have not tried your suggested blend so I don’t know how this would turn out. Oat flour needs more liquid than rice flour so you will probably need to do a lot of experimentation to get it right. Let us know how it turns out.

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