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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
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MAKATAKO Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
cool!!!
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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!
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plaugerat1 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Photographer
JAMMY DODGERS!!!!!
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timelordmary Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My mom and I should make this some day! :D
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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
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Snowland316 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
They look adorable and delicious! I will be baking these one day! *__*
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Colorgasmatic Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These look really lovely! Love Heart Heart Heart
PS: Pun intended Wink/Razz
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Heart Heart Heart
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e-liisu Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking tasty! :D
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