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Linzer valentine cookies

Make these sweet notes Linzer valentine cookies. It’s a blend between valentine sandwich cookies and cherry jam cookies using alphabet cookie cutters.
Course snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword alphabet cookie cutters, cherry jam cookies, Linzer valentine cookies, valentine sandwich cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Assembling the cookies 5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 325kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • To start these Valentine sandwich cookies preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.   Add the softened butter to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the sugar to the mixing bowl and cream the butter and sugar together until smooth.
  • Add in the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract to the butter-sugar mixture and beat until well blended.
  • In a separate mixing bowl combine the ground pecans, flour, salt, and cinnamon. Stir to combine well.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, and beat on high until just combined. 
  •  Separate the dough into two sections, wrap each in plastic wrap, and place the dough in the freezer for about 30 minutes. This will make it easier to handle.
  • Remove one half of the dough from the freezer, and roll it out to about ¼ of an inch thick on a well-floured surface. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out individual cookies.
  • Place the cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes until crisp and golden brown.  Remove and place on cooling racks.
  • Meanwhile, roll out the other half of the dough, and use the same cookie cutter and cut out more cookies.   Then use alphabet cookie cutters to cut out the shapes of different letters in the center of the cookies
  • Place the cookies with the letter cut-outs onto another lined baking sheet then bake them for 10-12 minutes.  And then remove and let cook on a cooling rack.
  • Cool all of the cookies completely, and then place a thin layer of cherry jam on the solid round cookies.
  • When the first batch of cookies has finished baking, place the cookies with the letter cut-outs onto the lined baking sheet, and bake them for 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool all of the cookies completely, and then place a thin layer of cherry jam on the solid round cookies.
  • Place a cookie with a letter cut out on top of the jam topped cookie to form one sandwich cookie.  And continue with the remaining cookies.
  • Sprinkle the cookies with a layer of powdered sugar and serve immediately, or store in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2mg