I came across a picture of these beauties on the food network website and just had to give them a try. My husband and I had a major addiction to the food network in the past. Seriously, I don’t know how many chopped marathons we watched while I was pregnant. I think it’s safe to say now that we have moved on to the DIY network now… it’s just as addicting!
Linzer cookies are definitely not your grandma’s easy chocolate chip cookie recipe, but they are just so darn pretty. The state of Oklahoma is the only cookie cutter I own, of course. I would recommend choosing a cookie cutter without so many ridges to make it a tad bit easier. However, they turned out delicious and were a nice change from my usual chocolate sweet craving. They look so elegant that it almost makes me want to make a cup of tea if it wasn’t 100 degrees outside.
I may have made these with the intention of bringing them to Texas when we went to visit my husband’s family. OF COURSE, I just had to leave them on the kitchen table sitting out all weekend. The positive aspect was that was the only thing that we forgot!!
Peach Linzer cookies
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup almonds
1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus more for dusting
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup of peach preserves
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
In an electric mixer mix butter, powdered and brown sugar. Mix until combined, then add egg and vanilla. Then grind your almonds in a food processor and add it to the mixer on medium speed. Next with your mixer on low speed add your flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Once combined, take your dough and make into a flat 5 inch disk and cover in saran wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 mins to an hour.
Roll out your dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Use your cookie cutter of choice and began cutting out your cookies. Then use a small heart cookie cutter for the center of half of your cookies. Place all your cookies on a greased pan.
Bake your cookies for about 25 minutes or until the edges start to turn brown. Let them cool. Then spread your peach jam on flattest side of your cookie. Sprinkle some powdered sugar on the cookies with the cut out in the middle. Place your powered sugar cookie on top of your cookie with your peach jam! There you have it! Peach linzer cookies
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