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Chocolate Linzer Cookies

Beautiful sandwich cookies filled with raspberry jam and topped with chocolate - perfect dessert treat.

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  • prep time 1 hr 10 min
  • total time 2 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
2 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1
cup hazelnuts, toasted, skin removed and and ground*
1 1/2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2
ounce semisweet baking chocolate, finely chopped
1/2
cup raspberry jam
1
ounce semisweet baking chocolate, melted

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Steps

  • 1 Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Beat in vanilla and eggs until smooth. Add remaining ingredients except jam and melted chocolate. Beat until well blended. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour (dough will be sticky).
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Roll 1/4 of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness between sheets of waxed paper. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated until ready to roll.) Cut with 2-inch cookie cutter (dip cutter into baking cocoa if desired). Cut small shape from center of some of the cookies if desired. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
  • 4 Spread about 1/2 teaspoon jam on bottom of whole cookies; top with cutout cookie or another whole cookie. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Let stand until chocolate is firm. 3 dozen sandwich cookies
  • 1 Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Beat in vanilla and eggs until smooth. Add remaining ingredients except jam and melted chocolate. Beat until well blended. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour (dough will be sticky).
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Roll 1/4 of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness between sheets of waxed paper. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated until ready to roll.) Cut with 2-inch cookie cutter (dip cutter into baking cocoa if desired). Cut small shape from center of some of the cookies if desired. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
  • 4 Spread about 1/2 teaspoon jam on bottom of whole cookies; top with cutout cookie or another whole cookie. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Let stand until chocolate is firm. 3 dozen sandwich cookies

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*To toast hazelnuts, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350ºF oven about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Or cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
135),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
20g
20%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 3 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.