Easy Gluten Free Strawberry Linzer Cookies

These heart shaped, gluten free strawberry linzer cookies are a wonderful treat for anytime, especially for Valentine’s Day.

Gluten Free Strawberry Heart Linzer Cookie tied with a red and white baker's string

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 cookies 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.

We hope you love these easy gluten free strawberry linzer cookies as much as we did!

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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.

Gluten Free Heart Linzer Cookies on a rack with powdered sugar dusted on top

How to make gluten free linzer cookies:

All you need are two cookie cutters of the same shape, one smaller than the other.

Heart Cookies Cooling on a rack

These cookies are then cut out and baked. These hearts are cooling off so I can add the jam.

Gluten Free Heart Linzer Cookies no dusting with jam inside

Once the jam is added, they just need a dusting with powdered sugar.

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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:

  1. Linzer cookie cutters make these cookies so easy to make.
  2. My very favorite gluten free flour blend.
Gluten Free Strawberry Linzer Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
28 mins

Easy gluten free strawberry linzer cookie recipe.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 92 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
  • 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
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add all wet ingredients.
  3. Turn on mixer onto low to mix.
  4. Add half of the dry ingredients.
  5. Mix on low and gradually increase the speed until it is on medium.
  6. Turn back to low speed and add the rest of the dry ingredients.
  7. When the dough is formed, turn off the mixer.
  8. Dust flour on a sheet of wax paper.
  9. Put the dough on and add a dusting of flour to the top.
  10. (My dough was a little sticky so I had to do this.)
  11. Put another sheet of wax paper on top and use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness.
  12. Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out hearts.
  13. Use a smaller heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out hearts in half of the cookies to make a hole.
  14. (See photo of cookies cooling above to see)
  15. Place on a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
  16. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes until done.
  17. Don't let them get brown in the oven.
  18. Remove from baking sheet from the oven and move the cookies to a cooling rack.
  19. When cool, spread strawberry jam on the bottom half.
  20. Top with heart cookie with the smaller heart cut out.
  21. Dust with powdered sugar.
92kcal | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 6mg | Carbohydrates: 15g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Protein: 2g | Vitamin A: 0.2% | Vitamin C: 0.5% | Calcium: 1.7% | Iron: 2.8%

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  1. [email protected] says:

    I love the strawberry heart shaped cookies. So pretty!

  2. What beautiful cookies to celebrate Valentine’s Day! And, too cute about your son. I remember those days, though they were long ago! “Icky romance,” haha.

  3. They are very pretty!

  4. Linzer cookies are so, so pretty, and yours are especially fabulous! Love your photos (and the cookies, of course)! This, in fact, are “swoon-worthy!”

  5. These look so pretty. I have just started to venture into the “gluten free” baking area. We have some friends that prefer it, so I am always looking for things to make when we go there for dinner.

  6. As many years as I’ve been in the kitchen baking I’ve never made Linzer cookies. I did something like a stained glass cookie years ago but your cookies look wonderful. You’ve certainly inspired me to give it a go. Great pictures too

  7. Sandi–these not only look gorgeous, they look like a melt in your mouth sweet treat! Perfect with a cup of coffee anytime!

  8. What show stopping pictures! Nicely done! I haven’t ever made these Linzer cookies. Now I want them so much I may just have to get into the kitchen and get started. When you make them for your son one day…you can tell him he is eating his own words. Pretty sure he won’t mind a bit!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love your gluten free strawberry linzer cookies and they would make the perfect Valentine’s Day treat!!

  10. Beautiful job with these little linzers, Sandy! You have outdone yourself with this post; happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!

  11. Your recipe looks amazing! I’m a little confused about the strawberry jam. The comment says the jam is for the dough. This is for spreading on top of dough only, right? Or do you add some to the dough too?

    • Hi Kay, the jam is in the cookie and used as filling for these strawberry cookies. Extra jam is then used for the filling. (I recently made this with Nutella in the middle and it was pretty yummy too ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. These are so perfect for valentine’s day! I have so many gluten free friends that I know would appreciate these!

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