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Vegan Linzer Heart Cookies

The buttery soft sugar cookie, sprinkled with powdered sugar, filled with sweet raspberry jam. They are every bit as tasty as they are adorable.
My Notes:
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time51 mins
Meal Type: Dessert
Special: 10 Ingredients or Less, Freezer-Friendly, Kid-Friendly, Nut-Free, Soy-Free
Tool: Mixer/Handmixer, Oven
Servings: 22 cookies (roughly)
Calories: 139kcal
Ingredients
Dry ingredients:
  • 2 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
Wet ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon(s) ground chia or ground flax (use ground white chia for lightest colour)
  • 3 tablespoon(s) water
  • 3/4 cup(s) vegan butter
  • 3/4 cup(s) white sugar
  • 2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) almond extract
For the linzer cookies:
  • 2 tablespoon(s) powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoon(s) jam (raspberry, strawberry, or other flavour)
Instructions
To make the cookie dough:
  • Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  • In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients. 
  • In a small bowl, mix together the flax or chia with the water and set aside to thicken. In a third bowl beat the vegan butter and sugar together until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining wet ingredients including the flax or chia mixture, and mix well. Add the wet mixture into dry and combine until a dough is formed. I have found that sometimes the moisture levels in vegan butters are different, so if your dough does not come together, add up to 1 tablespoon of water until the dough just comes together.
To make the hearts:
  • Put the dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll it out to about 1/4 inch thick. Now pop it onto a baking tray and chill the rolled dough in the freezer for 15 minutes or in the fridge for 30 minutes. Once chilled, use a heart cookie cutter (or another shape) to make as many heart cookies as possible. Leave half of the heart cookies whole, and use a tiny heart cookie cutter (or another shape) to cut out the center of the remaining half.
  • Lay them on the parchment lined cookie sheet. Re-roll remaining dough until it’s all used up, chilling in between if needed. Bake 7 - 11 minutes. until they are just a little bit golden on the bottom.
To assemble the cookies:
  • Let the cookies cool completely before assembling. Place all of the cut-out heart cookies on a piece of parchment paper. Use a fine mesh strainer of a sifter to sprinkle the powdered sugar over top.
  • For the bottom layer of the cookie, take a whole cookie and spread about 1 teaspoon of the jam on the cookie keeping most of the jam in the center. Top with a powdered sugar coated cut-out cookie. Repeat with all the remaining cookies.
Notes
The cookies will keep for about a week when stored at room temperature in an air tight container.
Nutrition
Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 31mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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