These cookies are such a fun, festive, and delicious cookie to celebrate Valentines day with! A soft, slightly crisp cookie filled with a sweet tangy raspberry chia jam, and an optional dusting of powdered sugar or coconut! I love that these cookies have such a history to them, and the foodie nerd that I am wanted to share some of the history with you!
Here are some fun facts:
- Linzer Cookies originate from Austria in a town called “Linz” that influenced the cookie’s name!
- Linzer Cookies were inspired by the original Linzer Torte, which is claimed to be one of the world’s longest recorded cakes! (how cool is that!)
- Despite my use of cashew flour in these GF and grain free Linzer cookies, the original version used nuts as well due to the abundance of nuts back in the day!
- Linzer Tortes and cookies traditionally were filled using currant preserves, but raspberry preserves (or jam) is what has been popularized and used in North America to fill these delightful cookies!
I don’t know about you, but I just find this stuff fascinating!
I recommend eating (and sharing) these cookies right after assembling them due to the jam softening the cookies after awhile, or freezing them for later’s also a great option! I hope you all enjoy these cookies and have a LOVEly Valentines Day filled with love, hearts, and lets be real CHOCOLATE ! 🙂
Oh and speaking of chocolate, these cookies would also be super delish filled with chocolate instead of the chia jam! or even just a quick chocolate drizzle on top too! 😉 Enjoy!
p.s. look at the cute little mini one’s I made too!
- 1 cup cashew flour
- ⅓ cup coconut flour
- 2 tbsp. arrowroot starch
- pinch salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 3 tbsp. raw honey
- 2 tbsp. ghee
- 1¼ tsp vanilla
- 1 whole egg
- pinch cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
- Raspberry Chia Jam
- Preheat oven to 350
- Stir together the dry ingredients.
- On medium speed, beat together the wet ingredients.
- Add in the dry ingredients slowly until combined. Mix for 1 minute on high,
- Form the ball of dough and take half of it to roll between two pieces of parchment or on a nonstick surface with plastic wrap.
- Using a medium size heart or circle cookie cutter, cut out shapes and place them on a lined baking tray. Use an even smaller cookie cutter to create a "window" in half of the cookies as this will create the classic linzer cookie style once assembled.
- Continue to cut out shapes and re-roll dough until all is gone.
- Bake for 8 minutes or until cookies are golden on the bottom and no longer doughy. Let cool on pan before transferring to a cooling rack.
- To Assemble:
- Pair one cookie shape with anther of the same shape, but with a "window" in the middle. Fill the cookie with a small amount of the raspberry chia jam and sandwich the cookies together.
- Repeat for all the cookies.
- Dust with powdered sugar or shredded coconut, share, and enjoy!
>>> Get my recipe for Raspberry Chia Jam HERE! <<<
“This is my commandment that you love one another as I have loved you.” – John 15:12