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Raspberry Linzer Cookies

Makes 30 to 32 sandwiched cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups of whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1.5 cups of almond flour/meal, sifted
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1.5 sticks (6 oz) of butter, unsalted and softened at room temperature
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • confectioner/powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment or silpat. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with paddle, add softened butter and sugar. Cream on medium speed until light, for 2 minutes.
  3. Add an egg and vanilla extract. On low speed, stir just to combine.
  4. Sift all the dry ingredients (flours and salt) in a large bowl. Add it all into the stand mixer.
  5. Cream cookie dough on medium speed until just combined.
  6. Divide cookie dough onto two cling wraps, form it into flatten disks and refrigerated for at least an hour.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece of chilled dough to a 1/8 inch thickness (keep remaining dough chilled). If dough becomes too soft to roll out, rewrap and chill until firm.
  8. Using a round or fluted cookie cutter, cut out as many cookies as possible from the dough into rounds and place on parchment lined cookie sheets, arranging about 1 inch apart.
  9. Using smaller decorative center cutters, cut out centers from half of cookies.
  10. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, rotating the cookie sheets halfway. Cool slightly on the cookie sheets, before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
  11. Dust confectioners’ sugar on the cookies with holes. Spread 1/2 tsp of raspberry jam on the remaining cookies and sandwich it with the confectioners’ sugar covered cookies.
  12. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
  13. Enjoy cookies with a side of hot tea or coffee. Merry Christmas!

 

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