Rose Hip Linzer Cookies

Rose Hip Linzer Cookies

These beautiful, heart-shaped Rose Hip Linzer Cookies are the perfect treat to savor for Valentine’s Day. 

Rose Hip Linzer Cookies
Serves: 18
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup blanched almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup rose hip jam
  • Garnish: Confectioners’ sugar
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, beat butter with a mixer at low speed until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Add granulated sugar and almond extract, beating until thick and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes, stopping to scrape sides of bowl. Add flours and salt, beating until combined.
  2. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface, and shape into a disk, and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat to 325°. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out dough to a scant ¼-inch thickness. Using a 2¼-inch fluted heart-shaped cutter dipped in flour, cut 36 cookies from dough, rerolling scraps as necessary. Using a 1¼-inch heart-shaped cutter, cut centers from 18 cookies. Place on prepared baking sheets. Freeze cookies until firm, approximately 15 minutes.
  5. Bake until edges of cookies are light golden brown, 18 to 22 minutes, rotating baking sheets halfway through baking. Let cool on baking sheets for 3 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks, and let cool completely. Store at room temperature in an airtight container with layers separated by wax paper until ready to serve.
  6. Just before serving, garnish cutout cookies with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar, if desired. In a medium bowl, whisk jam until smooth. Transfer jam to a piping bag, and cut a ¼-inch opening in tip. Pipe an even layer of jam onto flat side of whole cookies, leaving a ⅛-inch border. Top each with a cutout cookie, sugar side up.

 

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