Made With Love – Linzer Cookies

Show your love this Valentine’s Day (and beyond) with homemade Linzer Cookies. They are a snap to make and look downright adorable – sure to please all the loved one’s in your life!

 

[ingredients]

1 C butter softened

2/3 C sugar

½ tsp Vanilla

1 1/3 C pecans, finely ground (UPDATED FROM ORIGINAL POSTING)

2 C flour (Pamela’s, GF123 or Bette’s featherweight GF flour all work great!)

Powdered sugar

Seedless Raspberry jam
[/ingredients][preperation]

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla.
  2. Gradually add pecans and flour.  Blend all ingredients thoroughly.
  3. Refrigerate 1-2 hours or up to 2 days.
  4. Carefully roll out dough (it will be hard at first, but will soften up with rolling), on a well-floured surface (preferably on a silicon sheet).
  5. Using a well-floured rolling pin, roll ¼-1/2” thickness.
  6. Using a heart shape cookie cutter cut a top and a bottom for each cookie.
  7. For the top cookie use a smaller heart and cut out the center.
  8. Bake cookies for 12 minutes at 375 degrees.
  9. Let cool on sheet for 5 minutes before you remove them to cooling rack.
  10. Let cool completely.
  11. May be stored at this point for up to 2 days in an airtight container.
  12. Transfer all bottoms to a pan for spreading jam onto them.
  13. Leave tops on cooling rack, but place a sheet under it to catch the mess from the powdered sugar.  Sprinkle the tops with powdered sugar using a sifter.
  14. Spread jam onto the bottoms
  15. Place the powdered sugar top onto the jam bottom, and VOILA!
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