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Linzer Cookies

December 18th, 2007 · No Comments

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  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract*
  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • raspberry or apricot jam**
  • confectioners’ sugar for dusting, if desired
Beat butter, sugar, and orange extract. Gradually add flour and mix well. Form dough into a rectangle. Wrap dough and chill at least 2 hours.

On baking sheet, roll out half of the dough 1/4-inch thick. Chill for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°. Cut out dough for the bottoms of the cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Roll out the other half of the dough on a baking sheet. Chill for 30 minutes.

Cut out dough for the tops of the cookies, using a Linzer cutter. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

When cookies have cooled, dust tops with confectioners’ sugar. Spread about 2 teaspoons of jam on each cookie bottom. Place tops on top of jam.

Makes 10-12 cookies.

*Substitute lemon extract, vanilla extract, or most any flavoring.
**I like raspberry, but use whatever flavor you like!

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