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Gluten Free Strawberry Linzer Cookies

Sandi Gaertner
Easy gluten free strawberry linzer cookie recipe.
4.78 from 9 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 92 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cup gluten free flour blend * see note
  • 1 cup almond flour * see note
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • cup strawberry jam * see note
  • 8-10 drops red food coloring
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • dash salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • 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. Wrap the dough into plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Dust a tiny bit of gluten free flour on a sheet of wax paper.
  • Put the dough on and add a dusting of flour to the top.
  • Put another sheet of wax paper on top and use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to ¼ 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.
  • 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.

Notes

  1. Use any shape cookie cutter you like, just make sure you have a smaller version of the shape to cut out the center hole.
  2. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF, Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend, and Authentic Foods Multi Blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  3. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  4. To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the butter for vegan butter.
  5. I highly suggest using almond flour and not almond meal. Almond meal is more coarse and will make your cookies grainy.
  6. To make this recipe nut-free, omit the almond flour and substitute additional ¾ cup gluten free flour blend.
  7. You can use strawberry or seedless raspberry jam to keep these cookies pink.
  8. These cookies will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 92kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 4mgPotassium: 6mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten free Valentines cookies, strawberry linzer cookies
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