Linzer Cookies - With Raspberry Jam

"A recipe from German Cooking cookbook. I love the combination of raspberry jam and hazelnuts. Yum. Also, there is an option to drizzle the cookies with chocolate!"
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4-5 dozen




  • With a mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the 2 whole eggs, until incorporated.
  • Stir in flour, salt, lemon peel and hazelnuts. Combine the mixture into a smooth ball. Cover with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours of overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Lightly grease (or spray with Pam) several cookie sheets.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Use a 2 inch round cookie cutter to cut out as many rounds as you can.
  • On half of the dough rounds, cut out 1/2 inch circles, creating circular windows in the centers of the rounds.
  • With a spatula, arrange all the dough rounds on the cookie sheets ( you'll have some full rounds and some rounds with windows. There will be some extra dough from the window cut outs); brush tops with the egg whites, using a pastry brush.
  • Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove rounds from the baking sheets and cool on wire racks for about 15 mintues.
  • Spread each full round with jam.
  • Top each with a windowed cookie.
  • Let cool completely and either sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle with melted chocolate!

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