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Linzer Cookies are great for the holidays and look just as good as they taste. A dough scraper, which can be purchased inexpensively at kitchen stores, makes transferring these star cutouts onto baking sheets a breeze.

Recipe by Southern Living December 2002

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Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer; gradually add 1 cup powdered sugar, beating until light and fluffy.

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  • Combine flour and next 5 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating just until blended.

  • Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Cover and chill 1 hour.

  • Roll each portion to a 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut with a 3-inch star-shaped cutter. Cut centers out of half of cookies with a 1 1/2-inch star-shaped cutter. Place all stars on lightly greased baking sheets.

  • Bake at 325° for 15 minutes; cool on wire racks. Spread solid cookies with jam; sprinkle remaining stars with powdered sugar. Top each solid cookie with a hollow star.

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