Gluten Free Shortbread Linzer Cookies. (Gluten/Grain/Egg/Dairy/Sugar Free. Paleo & Vegan)

Gluten Free Shortbread Linzer Cookies. (Gluten/Grain/Egg/Dairy/Sugar Free. Paleo & Vegan)

Gluten Free Shortbread Linzer Cookies

How stinking cute are these cookies? Not only are they pretty buy they taste amazing. I was thrilled when my valentine came home last night and ate them all!

All you do is make shortbread cookies and then put a layer of jam in between. If you want to make your life really easy buy a linzer cookie cutter.

Since I like to keep the glycemic index in my recipes really low I'm sharing today a simple cranberry jam recipe that can be made from scratch in about two minutes.

Gluten Free Shortbread Linzer Cookies

Gluten Free Shortbread Linzer Cookies

  • Step 1: Make the Cookies. Use one of my 2 Sugar Free Shortbread Cookie Recipes. Both are Gluten/Grain/Egg/Dairy Free with a Paleo option. Cut half of the cookies with a circular shape and cut the other half with a heart (or another shape) cut out of the center.
  • Step 2: (optional) take the tops of each cookie and dip them in powdered sugar. (To make your own powdered sugar simply wiz any granulated sugar of choice in a food processor or coffee grinder until powdered.) To make sugar free powder xylitol or erithritol.
  • Step 3: Once the cookies have cooled place 1 tsp of jam between each set of cookies. Recipe yields roughly 1 dozen

Shortbread Linzer Cookies.


  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 Tsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup granulated sugar . (To make sugar free I use erithritol or xylitol.)


  1. Combine ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Once cranberries have burst open use a potato masher and crust them until you end up with a thick jam.


Brittany Angell

6 comments | Leave your own

  1. Maria

    Dear Brittany,
    I am confused , do I have to use granulated sugar or poweder sugar?
    Sometimes I find dificult to understand , can you please help me?

    “” 1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar *prepared (powdered) sugar. (see note below) “”

  2. Saundra

    These look so pretty. I’m going to try to find a linzer cutter this weekend.

  3. Renee B

    Hi, I have some almond meal/flour. That’s what the pkg calls it.
    What is blanched? Can I use what I have?

    Thank You Renee

  4. Jenn

    If using regular almonds and blending to make the flour (so not blanched), will it need more liquid in the recipe? I always just toss whole almonds into my blender to create almond flour…any suggestions or should I just use em and hope for the best?

    BTW…I found your site when searching for a gluten free Naan bread and WOW, your recipe is amazing! I’ve made it three times and we LOVE it. I still can’t get over the awesome bread like texture. Thank you thank you thank you!


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