Raspberry Jam Filled Valentines

Heart shaped Linzer style cookies

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Raspberry Jam Filled Valentines
  1. 1 cup (2 sticks) Challenge Butter, softened
  2. ½ cup sugar
  3. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  4. 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  5. about ¼ to ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  6. about ½ cup raspberry jam
  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. 2

    Cream butter and sugar. Blend in flour and nuts to form stiff dough.

  3. 3

    Divide dough into two gallon-sized plastic food storage bags, roll to ¼-inch thickness then chill.

  4. 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. 5

    Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are slightly browned.

  6. 6

    Allow cookies to cool. Spread jam on the bottoms of the whole cookies and sift powdered sugar over tops cookies with cutouts.

  7. 7

    Place cutout cookies over jam spread cookie so jam shows through cutout.

  8. 8

    Store in air tight container.

Source: Challenge Home Economist

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