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Plum-Cardamom Linzer Cookies

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  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12
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Serve your family with these plum-cardamom linzer cookies that are made with almonds – a flavorful dessert.

Ingredients

3/4
cup slivered almonds, toasted, ground
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/4
cups butter, softened
1
cup powdered sugar, sifted
1
cup plum jam or jelly
3
tablespoons powdered sugar

Directions

  • 1 In medium bowl, mix ground almonds, flour, lemon peel, baking powder, cardamom and salt with whisk; set aside. In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add 1 cup powdered sugar; beat until light and fluffy. On low speed, beat in flour mixture just until blended. Divide dough in half. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper or lightly grease with shortening or cooking spray.
  • 3 On lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with floured 2 1/2-inch fluted round or scalloped cookie cutter. Cut centers out of half of the cookies with 1 1/4-inch fluted round cookie cutter. On cookie sheets, place solid cookies, hollow cookies and cutout centers 1 inch apart.
  • 4 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks; cool completely. Spread each solid cookie with 2 teaspoons jam. Top each with a hollow cookie. Spoon a little more jam into the opening of each, if desired. Sift 3 tablespoons powdered sugar over sandwich cookies and cutouts.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
417
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
0%
Saturated Fat
12g
0%
Sodium
237mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
51g
0%
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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