Linzer Cookies

3.5oz / 100g Hazelnuts, ground (could use almonds if desired)

5.25oz / 150g Butter

1.75oz / 50g Powdered Sugar

Pinch Salt

1 Vanilla Bean

4 Large Eggs

3.5oz / 100g Powdered Sugar

1tsp Baking Powder

1tsp Cinnamon

5.25oz / 150g Pastry Flour (or Cake Flour)

Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies, depending on size

Lightly toast ground hazelnuts

Cream butter and 1st sugar, salt and vanilla

Mix flours, 2nd sugar, baking powder and cinnamon together

Slowly add eggs to butter mix, alternating with flour mix

Place dough in fridge to firm at least 2 hours

Roll out dough to about 2mm thick

For bottom cookie cut desired shape and size.

For top cookie cut same shape and size and then cut hole in the middle to match

Bake cookies at 180°C/350°F for about 15min

Let cookies cool, then spread a thin layer of raspberry or cherry jam on to the bottom cookies

Dust top cookies with powdered sugar and place on top of jam spread bottoms

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