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Strawberry Linzer Cookies


  • Author: Lila Ruth
  • Prep Time: 45 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Yield: 18 linzer cookies 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 cup potato starch (not potato flour)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon guar gum (Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup strawberry jam
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter (I use Earth Balance soy-free).
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Whisk together almond flour, potato starch, sugar, guar gum and salt.
  3. Scoop 1/4 cup vegan butter from container, break into pieces and place in dry mix. Then using a pastry cutter, cut vegan butter into flour until evenly distributed-pieces of butter should be no larger than pea size.
  4. Add almond milk and vanilla and mix by hand until dough has formed. (You may use stand mixer if preferred). Dough will be a bit sticky.
  5. Roll out dough in between two pieces of parchment paper. (I use perfection strips to ensure dough is rolled out evenly).
  6. Cut out cookies and carefully lift with small spatula and place onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Once all of the cookies are transferred to the cookie sheet, take a smaller cutter and cut out the center of half of the cookies.
  7. Place in preheated oven and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until golden. (They will still be a bit soft, but will crisp up on the cooling rack. Remove from oven earlier if you prefer a softer cookie). Rotating cookie sheet 180 degrees at 15 minutes will help them bake evenly.
  8. Remove from oven, transfer cookies to cooling rack and let cool completely.
  9. Place cookies with cutouts on parchment paper and dust with powdered sugar.
  10. Spread jam on the flat side of the remaining cookies. Then place the powdered cookies on top to create a sandwich. If stored in an airtight container, they will soften. I recommend storing on a plate and lightly covering with saran wrap so they will maintain crispness. Enjoy!

Keywords: grainfree, vegan, glutenfree, linzercookies, cookies, dessert, holidaybaking