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Linzer Tarts Recipe

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Joyce Engebrecht
Added: Sunday, October 4, 2009


2 sticks unsalted butter
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. almond flavoring
2 1/2 c all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
apricot or raspberry preserve (without seeds)
confectioners sugar

1. Cream butter and granulated sugar together until light and creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time and then add almond flavoring.
2. Sift together the flour and baking powder and stir into creamed mixture. Wrap dough in waxpaper and chill overnight.
3. Roll out a small portion of the dough to 1/4" thickness on a lightly floured board. ( Keep remaining dough refrigerated.) Cut into 2 1/2" rounds and cut out the center of half the rounds
(use pill container about 1" diameter.) Repeat with remaining dough.
4. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet in 375 oven for about 8-10 minutes. Do not allow the cookies to brown. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on rack.
5. To assemble tarts spread 1 tsp. jam on cookie without hole and top with cookie with a hole. Dust with confectioners sugar.

Store in air tight container




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