|Finished Cookies YUMMY!!!|
|Ingredients for Linzer Cookies|
|chop almonds well|
|Mix flour, almonds, and cinnamon|
|sugar and butter mixture cream well|
|Add flour mix to creamed butter and sugar|
|Mix well and then put dough in refrig|
|Chill in refrig for at least 3 hours or over night|
|Cooper rolling out dough|
|Cooper using Linzer cookie cutter AWESOME!!!!|
|Place in over at 350 degrees|
|Sprinkle with powdered sugar after cooked and cooled |
|Spread your jam or filling of choice|
|Finished Liner Cookie|
|Cody enjoying his pizza...look at that cheese.|
|Cooper enjoying his pizza|
|The pizza's cooking.....YUMMY!|
Here we are Recipe #6 Linzer Sandwich Cookies or AKA Linzer Tarts. I have been making these for many years and my family does love them, but hubby will ask for them from time to time. I usually make them for Valentine's Day with little hearts in the center...always a big hit and of course made with 100% L-O-V-E. Linzer Cookies are a European-inspired jam filled cookies for a fun holiday treat. Traditional in design, the fluted round cookie with a "window" for the jelly to peep thru. On Thanksgiving Day even though we were all sick (head hung low) we ventured out for the Pre-Black Friday sale at Michaels, while we waiting in line (which btw was all the way to the back of the store to far right corner) we saw this adorable cookie cutter which was a Linzer 7-pc. Cookie Cutter Set by Wilton
. Well of course hubby says"now I'll buy that", yeah because it means he gets some of these DELICIOUS cookies. I would be safe to say a real favorite of his, lol!!! I was able to use the recipe from Wilton too, it was exactly like the one I had in an old book. So click HERE
to see the WIlton Recipe.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup Finely ground almonds (2 ounces)
- 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 egg
- confectioners' sugar (optional)
Makes about 20 cookies.
In small bowl, combine flour, almonds, and cinnamon; set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Add flour mixture; mix only until incorporated. Divide dough onto 2 pieces; press into small disks, about 1 inch thick. Wrap separately in plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to roll.
Preheat oven to 350°F. On floured surface, roll out one disc of dough 1/8 in. thick (keep remaining dough chilled). Cut half of the dough using the round cutter with your chosen insert (this is top cookie); cut an equal number of rounds using the cutter without the insert (this is the bottom cookie). Transfer to parchment paper lined baking sheets. Dough scraps can be formed into a disk, chilled for at least 30 minutes and rerolled.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes; remove from sheet and cool completely. Invert bottom cookies; spread with about a teaspoon of jam. Dust the top cookies with confectioners’ sugar; gently sandwich cookies together. I use strawberry jam, but you can use any kind of filling. It is your choice. A FABULOUS Fun cookie to make with and/or for your family and friends.
Also wanted to share with you the first night we cooked in the pizza oven. It was so perfect it was snowing, the fire was warm and toasty by the outdoor fireplace and the pizza was cooking our pizza to a mouth watering wood fired smoke flavored taste....ummmm! Just a awesome good time.
Also a Toot note my Christmas Tree
was published in Ready Set Create Magazine
last week, on page 92 of the December/January edition. Check it out. Well that's not it.....The cute Welcome Fall Tilda
card using the Indian Summer line from Basic Grey made it into the Basic Grey Gallery
which I was proud of. A wonderful blogger Linda of the LadyBugLair
gave me a very special award....THANK YOU Linda!!! That was so sweet and thoughtful of you. Check out her wonderful blog.
|Blog award from Linda|
Have a SPECIAL Day!! Cyber Hugs until tomorrow, Dawn Gallop
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