Linzer cookies
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Linzer cookies
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:27:33 AM. Recipe ID 62505. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Linzer cookies
 Categories: Cookies, Austrian
      Yield: 48 Cookies
 
  1 1/2 c  Butter; softened
      1 c  Sugar
      1    Egg
      1    Egg yolk
      1 ts Lemon rind; grated
    1/2 ts Vanilla
  3 1/3 c  Hazelnuts; very finely
           -ground
  3 1/3 c  Flour, cake; unsifted
           -(see note)
      1 ts Baking powder
  1 1/4 ts Cinnamon, ground
     12 oz Raspberry jam
           Confectioners' sugar;
           -for dusting
 
  NOTE:  When unsifted flour is called for, fluff up the flour in the
  sack or container with a fork before measuring.
  
  Preheat oven to 350 F.
  
  Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until light
  and fluffly; beat in egg, egg yolk, lemon rind and vanilla; stir in
  nuts.
  
  Stir in flour, baking powder and cinnamon, blending well to make a
  stiff dough; wrap in wax paper; chill several hours or overnight.
  
  Cut dough in half.  (Refrigerate other half.)  Roll out dough between
  sheets of wax paper to slightly less than a 1/4 inch thickness.
  Remove top sheet of wax paper. With a 2-inch round cookie cutter cut
  out as many circles from the dough as you can.  Carefully rmeove
  circles from bottom sheet of wax paper; place cookies on ungreased
  cookie sheets. Refreigerate scraps of dough for second rolling.
  
  Repeat with other half of the dough, cutting out an equal number of
  2- inch circles as from the first batch. Place on ungreased cookie
  sheets, cut out center of each of the second batch of cookies.  Use
  any scraps of dough for second rolling.  Roll scraps of dough out for
  second rolling; cut out equal number of solid circles and circles
  with open centers.
  
  Bake for 12 minutes, or until edges of cookies are golden. Remove
  cookie sheets from oven; let stand 1 minute. Remove cookies with wide
  spatula to wire racks. Cool.
  
  Heat raspberry jam in a small saucepan.  Spread each of the solid
  cookies completely with a think layer of hot preserves. Top each with
  a cut-out cookie; press gently together to make a "sandwich". Place
  on wire rack. Sprinkle tops of cookies with confectioners' sugar.
  Spoon dab of preserves in opening of each cookie; let preserves set
  slightly.
  
                              [ Family Circle, 12/79]
 




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Recipe ID 62505 (Apr 03, 2005)

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