Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to make these simple yet delicious Linzer cookies. They’re soft and sweet with their heart cut-out and strawberry jam. They’re the perfect Valentine’s Day treat!
Hooray for the weekend! Not only is it Saturday but it’s also time for a cozy living post, hosted by my sweet friend Jennifer from Town & Country Living. Each month we share ideas and recipes that create a cozy home environment. Valentine’s Day is this month and I’ve been thinking about what makes it special in our home.
We keep it really simple and low key but I do like to make a special dinner and dessert for us to enjoy as a family. I normally bake something with chocolate but this year I decided to make little something that we can enjoy early. What makes for a cozier home than fresh baked cookies, after all. Linzer cookies are one of my favorite cookies. They’re sweet without being too sweet and they’re just soft enough without being too chewy and last but not least they have a delicious jam in the middle. They’re quite perfect if you ask me!
This recipe is fairly simple and unlike most doesn’t require almond flour. With nut allergies in our house I try to stick with recipes that avoids it. This recipe is the perfect choice if you’re in the same boat.
Strawberry jam is our favorite to use but you can use the whichever jam you prefer.
I used a 2″ cookie cutter with a 1 1/2″ heart cookie cutter. Depending on the holiday you can switch out your center cutter to fit the season.
Linzer Strawberry Heart Cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 Tbsp. confectioners' sugar
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 lg. egg
- 1/2-1 cup seedless strawberry jam
Whisk the flour, baking powder, confectioners' sugar, cinnamon, and salt in medium a bowl; set aside.
Add the butter and granulated sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until fluffy. Mix in the vanilla extract and the egg. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture, mixing until just combined. Cut the dough in half and shape it into 2 disks. Wrap the disks in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 375° F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Working with 1 disk at a time, roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to ⅛-inch thick. Cut out dough with a 2-inch fluted cookie cutter. Cut out centers of half the cookies with a ½-inch heart cutter. Re-roll the scraps and cut out additional cookies. Space the cookies 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Chill dough on baking sheets for 5 minutes.
Bake cookies and hearts until pale golden, 8 to 10 minutes, rotating the pans 180° halfway through the baking time. Transfer the pans to wire racks to cool and allow the cookies to cool completely on the pans before transferring to a work surface for the next steps.
While the cookies are baking, heat the jam in a small saucepan over medium heat until reduced and thickened, about 7 minutes; let cool.
Dust the cutout cookies with confectioners' sugar - these will be the tops of your cookie sandwiches. Spread jam onto uncut cookies; top with the cut out cookies.
For more cozy home ideas this month check out the inspiring posts below. Have a wonderful February friends!
Linzer Heart Cookies by Sincerely Marie Designs / Vintage Bottle Labels by Vinyet Etc. / Family Pizza Night by Finding Silver Pennies / Kitchen Pantry Organization by Creative Cain Cabin
DIY Beginner Dishcloth by Making It in the Mountains / Low Maintenance Houseplants by Duke Manor Farm / Chocolate Chip Muffins by Hymns and Verses / Therapeutic Houseplants by Town and Country Living
Danielle Driscoll says
These are so adorable. Just the right amount of sweetness for Valentine’s. Can’t wait to try them with my son.
I couldn’t agree more! It’s just sweet enough. 🙂
They’re just beautiful, too pretty to eat. I’ve never made anything like them I’ll have to give it a go. Thanks for the recipe!
Thanks Dawn! They’re very easy to make. I was a bit intimidated the first time I made them but they were so much more simple than I thought they would be.
Doreen @ Hymns and Verses says
Oh my gosh, I absolutely love these cookies! This is one of my favorite kinds of cookie and that heart shape cut out is perfect for Valentine’s Day! On my list to make in the next couple weeks!
Me too Doreen! They’re not too sweet, just perfect for Valentine’s Day if you don’t have a big sweet tooth.
Calypso in the Country says
These are so pretty and perfect for Valentine’s Day!
laura janning says
these cookies are almost too pretty to eat, but don’t worry, i would eat them anyways. I have always wanted to make cookies like this. thanks for sharing the recipe.
You did such a beautiful job making these!