As a way of saying thanks I thought I would share my Linzer cookie recipe with you, along with some step by step photos taken with the new camera I got for my birthday. I make these every year for my family for Valentine's Day. I personally guarantee they are worth the effort!
1 1/2 cups softened butter
1 cup icing sugar North of 49, 1 cup powdered sugar South of 49
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups finely ground almonds
4 cups flour (I use half spelt and half unbleached white)
extra icing/powdered sugar for dusting the tops of the cookies
Cream butter and sugar.
Beat in vanilla and eggs.
Add almonds and flour.
Chill dough for 1 hour. Roll out and cut into heart shapes.
In one half of the hearts cut out a small heart or use a thimble to cut a circle.
Bake @ 375F for 6 minutes. Watch closely or they will burn!
Cool, then spread jam on a cut-out cookie (I soften the jam in the microwave so it is easier to work with).
Place a cookie with a cut-out on top.
After all the cookies are assembled dust lightly with icing/powdered sugar.
I would invite you over for some tea and cookies but I fear after my last post I wouldn't have any takers.