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raspberry cookies

Vegan Linzer Cookies (Gluten Free)

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  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 32 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Swedish
  • Diet: Vegan


Vegan Linzer cookies made with a simple gluten free almond shortbread cookie and filled with a homemade raspberry jam! The most elegant and delicious healthy holiday cookie!


  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free 1-to-1 flour or cassava flour
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup vegan butter, softened but still cold
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut or maple sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or paste
  • 8 ounces homemade raspberry jam


  1. Beat together the vegan butter, maple syrup, coconut or maple sugar, and vanilla extract with a hand mixer until smooth.
  2. Sift in the cassava flour and almond flour, and fold the flours into the whipped wet ingredients until it’s a thick dough.
  3. Place the dough into a piece of plastic wrap and form it into a disk. Wrap it and place the dough into the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the dough from the fridge and dust a clean surface with gluten free flour, as well as the dough and the rolling pin. Roll out the dough until it’s about 1/4 of an inch thick.
  5. Use a Linzer cookie cutter and cut each cookie. Make sure that for ever bottom half of the cookie, you also have a top (with a shape in it- I chose a star, but you can use whichever!).
  6. Continue to cut cookies with the cookie cutters until all the dough is used. Then chill the cookies on a cookie sheet in the fridge again for 30 minutes.
  7. While the cookies are chilling, preheat the oven to 350F.
  8. When the oven is ready, place the cookie sheet into the oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden. 
  9. Remove and let the cookies cool before creating a full Linzer cookie.
  10. When the cookies are cool, place about 1 tsp of jam in the middle of the bottom cookie, then lightly press the top Linzer cookie half on top. Repeat for the remaining cookies.
  11. Dust with powdered sugar or lightly with coconut flour to reduce sugar. 
  12. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie with jam
  • Calories: 126
  • Sugar: 8.2 g
  • Sodium: 59.1 mg
  • Fat: 4.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg