Cookies

Raspberry Jam Filled Valentines

Heart shaped Linzer style cookies

Servings

2 dozen

Level

Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Challenge Butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • about ¼ to ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • about ½ cup raspberry jam

Directions

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Cream butter and sugar. Blend in flour and nuts to form stiff dough.
  • 3
    Divide dough into two gallon-sized plastic food storage bags, roll to ¼-inch thickness then chill.
  • 4
    Cut bag at seams and uncover top of dough. Cut dough with 2-inch heart-shaped cutter. Then use an apple corer or smaller heart-shaped cutter to remove the centers from half of the hearts. Dough scrapes can be reformed and placed within the cut bag for re-rolling (chill if necessary).
  • 5
    Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are slightly browned.
  • 6
    Allow cookies to cool. Spread jam on the bottoms of the whole cookies and sift powdered sugar over tops cookies with cutouts.
  • 7
    Place cutout cookies over jam spread cookie so jam shows through cutout.
  • 8
    Store in air tight container.