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Apple Hazelnut Linzer Cookies Recipe

Makes: Makes about 32 sandwich cookies
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Step 1

In small bowl, combine flour, hazelnuts, nutmeg and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Add flour mixture; mix only until combined. Form dough into 2 disks, about 1 in. thick; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to roll.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Step 3

On floured surface, roll out dough 1/8 in. thick (keep dough in refrigerator until ready to roll). Using square Linzer Cutter, cut half of the dough with 3 in. cutter and place on prepared pan. Cut remaining dough with 3 in. cutter with insert; transfer to second baking sheet. Form scraps into a disk, chill at least 30 minutes and reroll.

Step 4

Bake 7-9 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes; remove to cooling grid and cool completely. Tint apple butter with red icing color, if desired. Spread whole cookies with apple butter; if desired, lightly dust cookies with cut-outs with confectioners? sugar and gently sandwich cookies together.

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all-purpose flour

2 cups all-purpose flour

finely ground hazelnuts

2/3 cups finely ground hazelnuts ((about 2 oz.))

ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


1/4 teaspoon salt

butter, softened

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

granulated sugar

2/3 cups granulated sugar


1 egg

apple butter

1/2 cups apple butter

Christmas Red Icing

Christmas Red Icing (optional)

confectioners' sugar

confectioners' sugar (optional)



Plastic wrap

Plastic wrap

15 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. Recipe Right® Cookie Pan

15 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. Recipe Right® Cookie Pan

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