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Linzer Tarts

 Linzer Tarts
With a creamy chocolate and hazelnut filling, these decadent Christmas cookies look and taste amazing. Guests will never guess how relatively easy they are to make.
24 ServingsPrep 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Additional confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup Nutella


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light
  • and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to
  • creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in thirds. Shape each
  • into a ball, then flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and
  • refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll one
  • portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2-in.
  • holiday-shaped cookie cutters. Using floured 1-in. shaped cookie
  • cutters, cut out the centers of half of the cookies.
  • Place solid and cutout cookies 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Repeat with remaining portions of dough. Bake 8-10 minutes or until
  • set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Sprinkle cutout cookies with additional confectioners' sugar. Spread
  • 1 teaspoon Nutella on the bottom of each solid cookie; place cookies
  • with cutout centers over filling. Yield: 2 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 177 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.