These happy little gluten free cookies are perfect for your Valentine.  I make them every year for Christmas - but they are perfect all year round.  Try different types of fruit jams - seasonally (strawberry-rhubarb would be fantastic for 4th of July.)  They are always a favorite, and usually the first cookie to disappear.  When Deanna comes home, she always asks me "Mom, did you make the Linzers?"   They take a little time, but they are so worth the effort!  

Gluten Free Raspberry Linzer Cookies 

Makes 2 dozen gluten-free cookies  

Ingredients: 

Good quality raspberry jam - I love Bon Maman (the jam with the red and white gingham lid) 

1 cup of cold unsalted butter 

1 cup of granulated sugar 

2 large eggs (room temperature) 

3/4 teaspoon of salt 

1 teaspoon of bourbon vanilla extract  

3/4 cup of cornstarch 

3 1/2 to 4 cups of gluten-free flour (I use 

1/4 cup of powdered sugar (for dusting the tops)  

Method: 

Place the butter and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer.  Cream the butter and sugar together (med-low speed) - it's best to use the flat beater attachment for this if you have one.    

Add the eggs, one at a time, and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula after each.  Stir in the vanilla extract, salt, and the cornstarch.    

Add the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, on medium-low to avoid having a flour covered kitchen!  

Add flour (up to the 4 cups) until the dough pulls away from the sides.   Scrape dough out of the mixing bowl and into a gallon zip-lock bag.   

Chill for 30 minutes.  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees while you roll out the cookies.   

Roll cookies out on parchment or a silicone rolling mat, to about 3/8 of an inch.  Use a round or heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the cookies.  In half of the cookies, cut out a "window" with a smaller cookie cutter.  Here is where you can get creative - I used a heart, but use whatever shape fits the occasion - stars for 4th of July or Christmas.  

Place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges just barely brown.  Remove from oven and cool completely.  

To assemble the cookies: Spread jam on the cookies without the 'windows'.  Place cookie with 'window' on top of the jam.  Dust with powdered sugar - I use a small sifter to do this.  Pin this recipe for later   

Let me know how you liked them!  What flavor of jam did you choose? 

Subscribe to my email updates to get more gluten-free recipes right in your inbox. 

PIN ME FOR LATER

Gluten Free Linzer Cookies

I am an Amazon affliate, and there are links within this post that I may earn commision from you clicking on - however, I never recommend of post products that I do not personally recommend.  The opinions and recipes herein are all my own, unless noted.