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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Chocolate Raspberry Linzer Cookies

Chocolate Raspberry Linzer Cookies

1 C sugar
3/4 C butter, softened
2 eggs
1/2 tsp almond extract

2 1/3 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 12oz pkg smi sweet chocolate chips
1 10oz jar raspberry preserves
powdered sugar

Beat first group together.  Slowly add second group into first.  Divide dough in half, wap in plastic, and refrigerate until firm.  (Can be done a day ahead.)

Oven to 350.

Roll dough on a floured surface to 1/8" thick.  Cut with round cookie cutter.  Then cut 1" round circles out of the centers of half the cookies.  (There are 2 layers to each cookie.  The bottom is solid, the top has a circle in the center.)  Bake 8-10 minute.  Cool completely.

Melt chocolate chips.  Spread 1tsp on flat side of whole cookie.  Dollop 1/2 tsp of preserves.  Place a cookie top, flat side down, on top.  Dust with powdered sugar.

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