Vegan Linzer Cookies

Jen Hoy
    40 min
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These festive cookies can be made any time of year using different shapes: trees, hearts, stars, leaves and people shapes all work. Make sure you have one large and one smaller cutter of the same shape, to make a “window” for the jam to show through.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup whole wheat or spelt pastry flour, plus 2 tablespoons 
extra flour, for rolling dough

  • 2 cups almond flour

  • ½ cup ground walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup cold pressed coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil

  • 1/2 cup agave nectar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fruit sweetened raspberry jam


How to Make It

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium mixing bowl combine flours, nuts, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.

  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add oil, agave, and vanilla. Quickly stir the wet into the dry, taking care not to over-mix.

  • Shape dough into a one inch thick disc. Lightly dust a sheet of parchment paper with flour. Place the disc on the parchment, cover with a second sheet, and roll out the dough, 1/4 inch thick or less.

  • Cut out shapes with the large cookie cutter. Place ½ of the cookies on one greased or lined baking sheet.

  • Using the smaller cutter, cut "windows" out of the other cookies, and place them on a second baking tray.

  • Bake 7 – 10 minutes, or until golden around the edges. The solid cookies will bake about 2 minutes longer than the ‘window’ cookies. Do not over-bake.


  • When cool, spread a teaspoon or 2 of jam on each solid cookie. Top with the cut out cookie.

  • Makes about 24 cookies