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Linzer Heart Cookies by theresahelmer Linzer Heart Cookies by theresahelmer
This cookies is named after the jam-filled linzertorte that inspired them, these beautiful heart-shaped cookies are ideal for any occasions, but specially for Valentine's Day or a romantic gesture for the one you love. :heart: I made these yesterday for my friend's upcoming wedding anniversary (15 years and still going strong).

I used Apricot and raspberry jam in this recipe. But you can use any jam you want!

:bulletred: Ingredients

1 1/4 cups whole hazelnuts
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
1/2 cup raspberry jam & 1/2 cup apricot jam

:bulletred: Directions

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Toast hazelnuts until skins darken and begin to split, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a clean dish towel, and rub vigorously to remove skins; discard skins. Place nuts in a food processor; pulse until medium fine.

2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar at medium-high speed until light and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs; beat until smooth, about 3 minutes. Beat in vanilla.

3. In a large bowl, combine flour, hazelnuts, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and zest. Add to butter mixture; beat to combine, about 1 minute. Place in freezer until very firm, about 30 minutes.

4. Liberally dust a clean surface with flour, and roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Using a 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out seventy-two hearts. To make top halves of cookies, use a 1-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out centers from thirty-six of the hearts.

5. Transfer cookies to prepared baking sheets, and bake until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack until completely cooled.

6. Lightly sift confectioners' sugar over cookie tops. Spread about 1 teaspoon jam on each of the bottom halves, and sandwich both halves together. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

7. Makes 3 dozen cookies. This is not my recipe.

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MyFace123 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow, more fine art, I should try this sometime. :) In this, you have the jam-filled cookie, topped with confectioners' sugar, and then you have the properly tied cookies, all in a beautiful stack, the little heart candies add a nice accent to the image, and the red plate with the black alignment, really adds a fine touch. the jam, in the background, such a wonderful idea! Then you have the amazing rose-painted container, holding the heart candies, with them piled over, as if they were to fall out. the cloth, which one would use for a picnic, is the most lovely. Amazing, just amazing. Heart 

~Your dear friend
MAKATAKO Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
myanko92 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
So pretty...  I really should try these out sometime!  (But I'm not quite sure where to get hazelnuts in Japan... ^v^)  These are so very, very cute.  Your desserts always look so delicious!
plaugerat1 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Photographer
timelordmary Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My mom and I should make this some day! :D
eevee626 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
yum i cant wait to have these with my tea :3
love the pic :D
Snowland316 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
They look adorable and delicious! I will be baking these one day! *__*
Colorgasmatic Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These look really lovely! Love Heart Heart Heart
PS: Pun intended Wink/Razz
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Heart Heart Heart
e-liisu Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking tasty! :D
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