Keto Linzer Cookies

Keto Linzer Cookies – low-carb, gluten and sugar-free sandwich cookies filled with sugar-free blueberry jam. Very easy to make, festive and perfect for the holidays. These cookies make a great holiday gift.

Keto likzer cokies on a tray

Ever since I shared these almond Linzer cookies on the blog, earlier this year for Valentine’s Day, I have been wanting to make their sugar-free version.

This task was pretty easy and I was able to make soft and flavorful, nutty almond flour cookies, that hold their shape and taste delicious.

The cookie dough recipe I used is almost identical to my Keto Cut Out Cookie recipe, but I just wanted the cookies to be slightly more soft and moist.

What ingredients do you need to make low-carb, Keto Linzer Cookies?

granulated erythritol or Swerve

butter

egg

Xantan gum (optional)

salt

vanilla extract

almond extract – optional, don’t goo too crazy with it, because the cookie dough has a great amount of almond flour and already has an almond flavor

coconut flour

almond flour

low-carb confectioners sweetener

Keto Linzer Cookies With A Star

How to make Keto Linzer Cookies?

  1. Beat together the butter and sweetener for 1 minute. Then add egg, almond and vanilla extract. Beat to combine.
  2. Add in the flours, salt and Xantan gum, beat until just combined.
  3. Gather the dough into a ball and press to form a disk, wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  4. Roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper into a 1/8-inch thickness. Cut equal amount of rounds, using the cutter without the insert and with the insert. Transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are golden. Cool cookies for 10 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  6. Dust the top parts with powdered low-carb sweetener. Then add about 1/2 tsp of sugar-free jam to the bottom of halves and sandwich together with the tops.

Keto Linzer Cookies on parchment paper

Tips to make the perfect Linzer cookies:

  • Chill the dough before rolling
  • Roll out the dough into an 1/8 -inch thickness between two pieces of parchment or wax paper, otherwise the dough will stick to your rolling pin and make things a lot harder.
  • Chill the cookies after they have already been cut out. This will prevent them from spreading, even though this particular recipe doesn’t use a leavening agent and the dough does not spread.
  • The dough is pretty soft and fragile, so if you are not an experienced baker, I recommend that you cut out the cookies on the same parchment paper that you are going to bake them.
  • (If you are baking on Silpat mat) To transfer the cookies from the parchment paper to the Silpat mat, I used a pastry spatula.
  • Don’t over bake the cookies, they need to be set, but not over baked and hard. I baked my cookies foe 10-12 minutes at 350 F, until the edges turned golden.

Keto linzer cookies on a parchment paper lined tray

What kind of jam to use to sandwich these sugar-free Linzer cookies together?

If you are not concerned with carbs, you can use any jam of your choice.

Keto Linzer cookies with a star cut out

But since these are low-carb and sugar-free cookies, we need a low-carb filling. I used store bought sugar-free jam, but you can easily make it yourself as well. I just did not have the time to do it, since I’ve been busy making Christmas cookies for the last 2 weeks.

Seedless jam is recommended for Linzer cookies, because of its texture. It is not fun for most people to bite into a delicious cookie like this and feel the seeds of the jam inside.

What kind of cookie cutters work best for Linzer Cookies?

I recommend getting a Linzer cookie cutter set, which is really inexpensive and very convenient to make pretty cookies.

I own this Wilton Set.

If you don’t want to get a set, you can still cut out round cookies and then on half of the cookies, cut out a small round or a star with a smaller cookie cutter.

Keto Linzer Cookies stacked on top of each other on parchment paper

How to store Linzer cookies?

Keep baked and sandwiched together cookies in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

More Holiday Cookie Recipes:

Servings: 20

Keto Linzer Cookies

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
Keto Linzer Cookies - low-carb, gluten and sugar-free sandwich cookies filled with sugar-free blueberry jam. Very easy to make, festive and perfect for the holidays. These cookies make a great holiday gift.
Keto Linzer cookies with a star cut out
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, beat together the butter and sweetener for 1 minute. Then add egg, almond and vanilla extract. Beat to combine.

  2. Add in the coconut and almond flours, salt and Xantan gum, beat until just combined.

  3. Form a ball and press to form a disk, wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.

  4. Roll out the dough between parchment paper into a 1/8-inch thickness. Cut equal amount of rounds, using the cutter without the insert and with the insert. Transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are golden. Cool cookies for 10 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack.

  6. Dust the top parts with powdered low-carb sweetener. Then add about 1/2 tsp of sugar-free jam to the bottom of halves and sandwich together with the tops.

Recipe Notes

Carbs listed in the nutritional information are TOTAL CARBS.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: linzer cookies

Nutrition Information

Calories: 113, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 61mg, Potassium: 3mg, Carbohydrates: 3g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 155%, Calcium: 26%, Iron: 0.5%