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Chocolate Linzer Cookies Recipe
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Chocolate Linzer Cookies Recipe

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Living in the town of North Pole, it's no surprise that I enjoy Christmas baking! My mom and I used to make these cookies together. Now that I am married and living in Alaska, I love to bake them for my own family. They remind me of home. —Heather Peters, North Pole, Alaska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • 6 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 180 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extract. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one portion to 1/8-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. round cookie cutter. Roll out remaining dough; cut with a 2-1/2-in. floured doughnut cutter so the center is cut out of each cookie.
  3. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. Spread melted chocolate over the bottoms of solid cookies. Place cookies with cutout centers over chocolate. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon jam in center of each cookie. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Linzer Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 2007, p7


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