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Valentine Linzer Cookies Recipe

Valentine Linzer Cookies Ingredients

  • Valentine Linzer Cookies Recipe
    Valentine Linzer Cookies Recipe

    185 ml / 3/4 cups butter (1 1/2 sticks), room temperature

  • 125 ml / 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 250 ml / 1 cup finely ground almonds
  • 125 ml / 1/2 cup finely ground hazelnuts
  • 500 ml / 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 185 g / 6 ounces strawberry preserve
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

How to make Valentine Linzer Cookies

  • Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the egg and vanilla.
  • Mix in the ground nuts.
  • Stir together dry ingredients in a bowl and mix with the wet mixture to form the dough. Roll into disks, wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out dough on a dusty flour board and cut the cookies in desired shape. Cut out the base cookie shapes. Cut out the centers of half the disks with a smaller cookie cutter shape. Re-roll scraps and repeat.
  • Place them 5 cm / 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Make sure you freeze them for a few minutes before transferring, lest the cookies break apart.
  • In a preheated oven at 350°F/175°C bake for 12 minutes or until edges turn lightly golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Finishing
  • Heat the preserve and spread the solid disks with a layer of the hot preserves. Make sure to steer clear of the edges since we don’t want the preserve oozing out.
  • Place the top layer cookie over the bottom, pressing down lightly. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, then fill the holes with more preserves.
  • Valentine Linzer Cookies is ready to serve.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooling time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes

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