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Linzer Heart Cookies

  • yield: Makes 12 filled cookies and 12 little hearts

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Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • Pate Sucree Extra
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
  • 1 cup raspberry or apricot jam, heated and strained

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Dust a clean work surface lightly with flour, and roll out one piece of dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Using a 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 8 hearts. To make top halves of cookies, use a 1-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut centers from half of the cookies.

  3. Step 3

    Transfer both the large and small hearts to a prepared baking sheet, and bake until golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack until completely cooled. Repeat process with remaining dough rounds.

  4. Step 4

    Lightly sift confectioners' sugar over the large cookie tops. Spread about 1 tablespoon jam on each of the bottom halves, and sandwich halves together. Small hearts may be dusted with confectioners' sugar, if desired.

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