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Vegan Strawberry Linzer Cookies

These Vegan Strawberry Linzer Cookies are the perfect little cookie for Valentine’s Day. They’re two toned buttery shortbread-like cookies sandwiched with strawberry jam. No-Egg, No-dairy and unbelievably easy to make! You’ll love them!

Pink linzer heart cookies filled with strawberry jam.

Strawberry Linzer Cookies

Linzer cookies are super popular around Valentines and Easter time, and rightfully so! The combination of the buttery cookie alongside the fruity jam can’t be beaten. This recipe is a fruity versions of my viral Vegan Nutella Linzer Cookies. With over 10 million views on Instagram, let’s just say you’re going to love them. The cookie is two toned white and pink, filled with a sweet seeded strawberry jam. Don’t they remind you of homemade Jammy Dodger’s?

Looking for more Valentines recipes, check out my Vegan Valentines Rocky Road, Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes, Single Serve Vegan Brownie and Vegan Red Velvet Sheet Cake. Find more of the BEST vegan Valentines recipes here.

Hand holding a heart shaped cookie.

Why you’ll love these cookies:

  • They’re vegan – Contains NO animal derived ingredients.
  • They can be made gluten-free. Simply switch to a GF flour blend.
  • Super easy to make.
  • A fun design, great for Valentines, Mothers Day for simply for your loved ones.
  • Great for storing.
  • 10 minutes to bake.
  • Buttery cookie and fruity filling is a winning Combination.
  • Only contains 6 ingredients.
  • Great as gifts.
  • Ready in under half an hour.
  • Absolutely delicious.
Vegan strawberry jam filled sandwich cookie.

Linzer cookies are two biscuits sandwiched together with a filling. Traditionally they’re filled with apricot or strawberry jam. The ‘Linzer’ comes from a city called Linzer, in Austria. This version has been modernised, but has some of the same classic tastes and texture. These cookies have a fruity twist with delicious two toned pink biscuits. They’re shaped in to hearts using a mini heart cookie cutter and larger heart cookie cutter. They’re dreamy! Great served with a afternoon tea or coffee.

Two toned pink heart shaped cookies with a strawberry jam filling.

Ingredients needed for strawberry linzer cookies

These cookies are insanely easy to make, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Plain / all purpose flour : You can use all purpose flour or gluten-free plain flour.
  • Icing / powdered sugar : To keep the biscuits super light and buttery use powdered sugar!
  • Dairy-free butter : Use vegan block butter. I recommend using Flora Plant Block, Naturli Vegan Block or Miyoko’s Vegan Butter.
  • Pink food gel: Us a high pigmented ‘vegan friendly’ food gel. My go-to is Rainbow Dust Pro Jel, linked here.
  • Strawberry flavour: Optional but tastes amazing!
  • Dairy-free milk : You can use any dairy-free / vegan milk for this recipe including soya, almond, cashew or oat. Helps to make the cookie dough smooth.
  • Strawberry jam: Uses seeded or de-seeded. Just make sure it’s suitable for vegans.

How to make Vegan Strawberry Linzer Cookies

The full written instructions and ingredient measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. Hit the “jump to recipe” button at the top of this post! Here, we’ll go over a quick brief overview of the steps.

  1. Make the dough

    Mix all of the cookie dough ingredients in a bowl. Divide the mixture in two, add pink food gel to one half of the dough. You’ll have a white and pink cookie dough.

  2. Roll

    Roll out each dough individually, to around 1 inch thick. Use a mini heart shape cookie cutter, chomp out the shapes and place the alternative colour hearts to the alternative colour dough. You’ll have two separate patterned doughs. Use a large heart shape cookie cutter to chomp out the shapes. Use the mini heart cookie cutter to chomp out the middle of only HALF the cookies.

  3. Bake

    Bake and allow to cool.

  4. Filling

    Spread the jam to one of the heart cookies then place a cookie with the heart cut out on top. Press down to stick. Serve and enjoy!!!

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Heart shaped pink strawberry linzer cookies with strawberry jam filling.

Vegan Strawberry Linzer Cookies


Description

Vegan Strawberry Linzer Cookies – These easy two toned cookies have a buttery cookie filled with strawberry jam. Perfect for Valentine’s day. 


Ingredients

Units Scale

Ingredients

  • 300g of plain / all purpose flour
  • 80g of icing / powdered sugar
  • 150g of dairy-free block butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon of strawberry flavouring
  • 34 tablespoons of dairy-free milk
  • Pink food gel

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  • Strawberry jam (vegan friendly, seeded or de-seeded)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°c fan (350°F, gas mark 4) and line 2 baking trays with grease proof paper. Set aside. 
  2. Add the flour, icing sugar, butter, strawberry flavouring and 3 tbs of dairy-free milk. Mix until a cookie dough forms. You can mix by hand or in a food processor.
  3. Remove 1/2 of the dough and set aside. Add a drop of pink food gel to half of the dough, combine into a light pink cookie dough. You can knead this in by hand, but it may stain your hands, best to wear some protective gloves. Also, don’t OVER mix the dough too much or it can become tough. You’ll then have 1 white dough and 1 pink dough. 
  4. Roll out each dough individually to the same thickness, around 1/2 to 1/4 inch thick. Use a mini heart cookie cutter to cut hearts out of each coloured dough. Place the pink hearts into the light coloured dough and white hearts in the pink colour dough so you have two patterned doughs. Watch the video for reference, as it’s berry explained visually. Cut the hearts in a uniform pattern for the best looking result. Refer to video for example. 
  5. Use a medium sized shaped heart cookie cutter to chomp out the heart shaped cookies and place on the lined trays.Use the mini heart cookie cutter to cut out the middle of only half of the cookies (you want the other half full as these are for the base / bottom of the sandwich cookie).
  6. Place into the freeze for 5 minutes to help firm up the biscuits before baking.
  7. Place into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden in colour. Remove from the oven and allow the biscuits to cool on the tray. 
  8. Flip all of the cookies (without the heart cut out) upside down. Spread or pipe strawberry jam on top of the cookie then place a cookie with the heart cut out on top. Press down to secure it in place.
  9. Serve and enjoy! 

Notes

To store: Store the cookies in an air tight / sealed container in the fridge. Allow to come to room temperature for 10-15 minutes before serving. 

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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