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Sunday, February 13, 2011

♥ Linzer Heart Cookies ♥

Ingredients:
* 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
* 1 cup sugar
* 2 eggs
* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
* 2 cups ground almonds
* Raspberry jam
* Confectioners' sugar

Directions:

* In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
* On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 3-in. heart-shaped or 2-1/2-in. round cookie cutter. From the center of half the cookies, cutout a 1-1/2-in. heart or round shape.
* Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
* Spread 1/2 teaspoon jam over the bottom of the solid cookies; Sprinkle cutout cookies with confectioners' sugar; carefully place over jam.

Yield: 3 dozen.

~~Country Woman January/February 2003~~

2 comments:

parTea lady said...

The Linzer heart cookies look delicious. They are very pretty - perfect for a Valentine's tea.

Bernideen said...

Guess what - this is the recipe I made last Friday as one of the items for my tea event. I looked like Julie Child chopping onions in the movie chopping those almonds by hand as my food processor was old and froze up. I was so pressed for time I did not do them with the cut out heart.