Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Raspberry Almond Linzer Cookies

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DAY 6: These are my very favorite cookies EVER! They are light, flavorful and contain two of my all-time favorite flavors: raspberry and almond. DSC04763-3This is the same cookie dough that I use for sugar cookies.
I just roll the dough out a little thinner for the linzer cookies.

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To keep the dough from sticking to your cookie cutter, dip it in flour before each cut (tap on counter to remove any excess flour). A toothpick is a good way to get out the center piece of dough.

Save those tiny centers. They make great little sugar cookies!

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Warm the jam in the microwave for 10 seconds and stir until smooth. Frost a bottom cookie with the almond frosting and top with a small dollop of seedless raspberry jam.

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Place a cut-out cookie on top and press down slightly.

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Raspberry Almond Linzer Cookies

Cookie Dough:
3 cups sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup sour cream
2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
About 7 – 7 ½ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Filling:
1 cup butter
1 lb (4 cups) powdered sugar
2 Tbs. cream or milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ – 1 tsp. almond extract

Raspberry jam (seedless)

For cookies: Beat sugar, butter, sour cream and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Add soda, salt and enough flour to make a moderately stiff dough. Chill for 20 minutes to 1 hour for easier handling. Roll dough to about ¼ inch thickness. Cut cookies with a linzer cookie cutter or use small round cookie cutter and smaller designed cookie cutter to make tops and bottoms.  Bake at 375°F for 5-6 minutes; do not brown. Cool on rack.

Beat filling ingredients until smooth.

Frost bottom cookie with small amount of filling. Top with about ½ tsp raspberry jam in the middle of the cookie (heat jam in a small bowl in the microwave to make it easier to spread). Place top cookie (with cut-out design) on jam.

NOTE: This is the same cookie dough that I use for sugar cookies. I just roll the dough out a little thinner for the linzer cookies.

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TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES RECAP:
DAY 1:
Swedish Peppar KaKar
DAY 2: Mint Oreo Cookies
DAY 3: Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies
DAY 4: Cherry Nut Mudslides
DAY 5: Snickerdoodles

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3 responses to “Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Raspberry Almond Linzer Cookies

  1. Those cookies are amazing! Not only do they sound delicious, but they’re gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  2. I’ve been looking for a good raspberry almond linzer cookie recipe! I’ll have to try this one. Thanks!

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  3. These are really beautiful and I am definitely going to have to make them for Christmas! Thanks for sharing!

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