Raspberry Linzer Heart Cookies

Have a heart! These oh-so-cute heart-shaped cookies are filled will raspberry jam and topped with powdered sugar. Have them with a cup of coffee or share them with someone you love.

Yield:

about 30

Nutritional Information

Calories 240
Fat 13 g
Satfat 8 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 29 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Sodium 41 mg

Ingredients

16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup plus 3 Tbsp. confectioners' sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup raspberry jam

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325°F; line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Beat butter and 2/3 cup sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla, then flour and salt. Shape dough into 2 disks; wrap 1 in plastic and refrigerate.

On a floured surface, roll out remaining disk to about a 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out cookies with a 2 1/2-inch heart-shaped cutter. Use a smaller heart cutter to cut a window out of half of cookies. With a spatula, carefully transfer cookies to prepared baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough. Gather scraps and roll out again to make more cookies.

Bake cookies in batches until edges of cookies are just golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, then transfer cookies onto wire racks to let cool completely.

Spread 3/4 tsp. jam over flat side of each cookie that doesn't have a window. Top with remaining cookies, flat side down, so that jam shows through windows. Carefully sift 3 Tbsp. confectioners' sugar over cookies.

Note:

February 2009