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Linzer Star Christmas Cookies

 2 Ratings
1 Comments
  • Prep Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 26

Let everyone see stars this Christmas with these beautiful sandwich cookies - a delectable dessert.

Ingredients

2/3
cup blanched whole almonds
1/2
cup packed light brown sugar
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
cup butter, softened
1
egg
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1
teaspoon vanilla
3/4
cup red currant jelly
3
tablespoons powdered sugar

Directions

  • 1 In food processor, place almonds and 1/4 cup of the brown sugar. Cover; process until nuts are finely ground. In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat butter and remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add nut mixture. Beat in egg, lemon peel and vanilla. On low speed, beat in flour mixture until combined. Shape dough into 2 balls; flatten into rounds; refrigerate 1 hour. Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. On floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch star-shaped cutter. Using 1-inch star-shaped cookie cutter, cut out star in center of half of the cookies. On cookie sheets, place 3-inch cookies 1 inch part. Place small stars on separate cookie sheet. Bake 3-inch cookies 7 to 9 minutes, 1-inch cookies 5 to 6 minutes, or just until golden. Remove to cooling racks; cool completely. In small bowl, microwave jelly on High 15 seconds; stir. Spread about 1 teaspoon jelly on each cookie. Top with cutout cookie. Sift powdered sugar over sandwich cookies and small stars. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon jelly into center of each sandwich cookie.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
),
Sodium
480mg
480%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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