Total Time
40mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins

These cookies are wonderful (as are the other Linzer Cookies) but a little different. They have a touch of the South (pecans) and a lovely touch of spice. Make them in stars or hearts or any shape you like.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Beat softened butter until fluffy.
  2. While beating, add confectioners' sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix together flour, nuts, spices and lemon rind.
  4. Gradually add to butter mixture, beeating until just blended.
  5. Wrap and chill dough for at least one hour.
  6. Divide chilled dough in half.
  7. Roll each half of dough to a 1/8 inch thickness.
  8. From one half of dough, cut three inch stars (or hearts).
  9. From second half, cut three inch stars, and then cut out centers of each star with a one and a half inch star cookie cutter.
  10. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  11. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  12. Bake cookies for 15 minutes. Smnall stars may take only 12 minutes.
  13. Turn cookie sheets mid-way thru baking.
  14. Cool on wire racks.
  15. While still warm, sprinkle hollow stars with confectioners' sugar.
  16. Spread solid stars with jam and top with hollow stars.
  17. Save cut-outs (tiny stars) for cook's treat or to decorate serving plate.

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