Healthy Heart-Shaped Cookies

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and it's time to start thinking about the perfect way to show your love to that special someone in your life. If you're looking for a sweet and healthy treat that's both vegan and plant-based, then you're in luck! This recipe for heart-shaped linzer cookies made with Love Beets juice and Good Good Strawberry Jam is sure to impress and satisfy.

  • 3/4 c plus 2 tbsp Gluten-Free Flour Blend
  • 3/4 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/8 cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ stick (4 tbsp.) Unsalted Butter (use Vegan butter like Earth Balance for Vegan option)
  • 2 tbsp Organic Applesauce
  • 1/2 c Low Sugar Strawberry Jam like Good Good

Royal Icing

  • 1 c Confectioner's Sugar
  • 5 tsp Milk of your Choice
  • 1 tsp Beet Juice (from Love Beets)
  • Natural Sprinkles


  1. Add softened butter to a large mixing bowl and cream with a mixer. Add sugar, brown sugar, organic applesauce, and beat for 1 minute.
  2. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add to wet ingredients and mix
  3. Scoop onto one side of parchment paper (halved). Fold over the parchment paper so the dough is in between and roll with rolling pin until 1/4" thickness. Freeze for 12 minutes.
  4. Remove from freezer and cut using large heart and the tiny heart-shaped cookie cutter with some of the large heart cut cookies (these are my fave). Place cut hearts on one side of parchment paper. Freeze for 10 minutes. Turn on oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and move to cooling rack to cool for 10 minutes.
  6. For Linzer Cookies, place a half tablespoon of strawberry jam on top of a large heart cookie. Place cut heart cookie on top.
  7. Mix Confectioner's Sugar with Milk and Beet Juice in a small bowl. Using a Wilton Tip #5 with a pastry bag or a large zip-top bag snipped in the corner, fill the bag with royal icing. Gently squeeze to trace the heart cookie and fill in. Sprinkle with natural sprinkles. Enjoy!

Enjoy these delicious and healthy heart-shaped linzer cookies with Love Beets juice and Good Good Strawberry Jam for a vegan and plant-based Valentine's Day treat!

This recipe for heart-shaped linzer cookies with Love Beets juice and Good Good Strawberry Jam is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day in a healthy and delicious way. So, whether you're looking to impress your significant other or just want to treat yourself to a sweet and healthy snack, give this recipe a try!