These heart-shaped, gluten free strawberry linzer cookies are a wonderful treat for any time, especially for Valentine’s Day. One bite of these strawberry flavored cookies with jam and you will be hooked too!
If you love cookies as much as we do, you will want to check out all of my delicious gluten free cookie recipes!
Valentine’s Day is coming up and I knew I wanted to create a special gluten free linzer cookie just for the occasion.
If you ask my son, who thinks romance is “icky”, he has no idea why I would want to make a heart-shaped cookie. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard “eeewww romance” uttered from his mouth. LOL. Someday he will get it, and when he does, I will make these cookies just for him :-).
One of my very favorite cookie recipes are linzer cookies. They can be filled with all sorts of delicious things like Nutella, frosting, or even strawberry jam. Enjoy this gluten free linzer cookie recipe…and let me know what you would fill yours with.
You may also love this Nutella Stuffed Gluten Free Linzer Cookie recipe or these Gluten Free Gingerbread Linzer Cookies. 🙂 And just in case you are wondering, here are a lot more of my favorite Gluten Free Cookie recipes.
We hope you love these easy gluten free strawberry linzer cookies as much as we did!
If you are making these for Valentine’s Day, here are even more great Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine’s! Linzer cookies look a lot more complicated to make than they are. This gluten free linzer cookie recipe is easy to make, just like sugar cookies.
Are you ready to give this easy gluten freer linzer cookie recipe a try?
How to make gluten free linzer cookies:
I apologize in advance for not having the first few photos to document the steps to making these strawberry linzer cookies. I will outline what I did up to the assembly.
First, add the dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk them to blend. In a separate bowl, add the wet ingredients, including the red food coloring and strawberry jam. Whisk these to mix and then pour them into your dry ingredients. You will get semi-stiff cookie dough.
Dust some wax paper with gluten free flour and place the dough onto the paper. Place another piece of wax paper over the dough and then use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
Then, all you need are two cookie cutters of the same shape, one smaller than the other.
These cookies are then cut out and baked. These hearts are cooling off so I can add the jam.
What cookie cutters are best for linzer cookies?
Any linzer cookie cutter is great to use, you can also create your own by using identical cookie cutters in different sizes, for example, a large and small heart cookie cutter.
Once the jam is added, they just need a dusting of powdered sugar or you can even drizzle white chocolate onto the cookies!
Can you make this recipe nut-free?
You can easily make this gluten free cookie recipe nut-free by omitting the almond flour and adding another 1/2 cup of gluten free flour. (Depending on the blend you use and its starch to flour ratio, you may need a little more flour.)
How long will these cookies keep?
These linzer cookies will keep in the refrigerator up to 4 days, but storing these cookies with the jam will make them soggy. If you are not going to eat them right away, I recommend storing them without the jam filling, then filling them when you are ready to eat them.
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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:
- 1 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend, (*Note, my flour blend has xanthan gum included. If yours doesn't, add 1 teaspoon.)
- 1 cup almond flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup strawberry jam, this is for dough
- 8-10 drops red food coloring
- 1 large egg
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- dash salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, add all wet ingredients.
- Turn on mixer onto low to mix.
- Add half of the dry ingredients.
- Mix on low and gradually increase the speed until it is on medium.
- Turn back to low speed and add the rest of the dry ingredients.
- When the dough is formed, turn off the mixer.
- Dust flour on a sheet of wax paper.
- Put the dough on and add a dusting of flour to the top.
- (My dough was a little sticky so I had to do this.)
- Put another sheet of wax paper on top and use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness.
- Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out hearts.
- Use a smaller heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out hearts in half of the cookies to make a hole.
- (See photo of cookies cooling above to see)
- Place on a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
- Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes until done.
- Don't let them get brown in the oven.
- Remove from baking sheet from the oven and move the cookies to a cooling rack.
- When cool, spread strawberry jam on the bottom half.
- Top with heart cookie with the smaller heart cut out.
- Dust with powdered sugar.
Use any shape cookie cutter you like, just make sure you have a smaller version of the shape to cut out the center hole.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 4g
(*This post was updated from an older January 2017 post.)