Linzer Heart Cookies
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Making heart shaped cookies is great for Valentine's day. This is a recipe for Linzer cookies which is similar to a Linzer tart recipe!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 16
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup ground almonds
  • 1 cup seedless jam - strawberry OR raspberry
  • Powdered Sugar, if desired
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and granulated sugar until light and creamy, about 2 minutes
  2. Add eggs and beat until smooth
  3. Beat in vanilla and almond extract
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and ground almonds
  5. Gradually add dry mixture to butter mixture, beating well after each addition, but don’t over beat the dough
  6. Place dough in plastic wrap and freeze until firm, at least 30 minutes
  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  8. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat
  9. Dust clean surface with flour and roll dough out to ⅛ inch thick
  10. Cut out with heart shaped cookie cutter
  11. Cut another heart out of the center of half of the cookies
  12. Place cookies on baking sheets
  13. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown
  14. Cool completely
  15. Spread a small amount of jam on each of the bottom halves of cookies, top with another cookie that has a smaller heart cut out of the center
  16. Dust with powdered sugar if desired
  17. Store in airtight container in single layer for up to 1 week
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