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Chocolate-Topped Linzer Cookies

Chocolate-Topped Linzer Cookies recipe
photo by:kraft
I work for Snap-on Tools. I tried your Chocolate-topped Linzer Cookie recipe and entered them in our office's annual Cookie & Candy contest. I won the grand prize for best...read more
posted by
kkhonig
on 12/19/2012
time
prep:
45 min
total:
2 hr 17 min
servings
total:
2 doz. or 24 servings, 1 cookie each
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What You Need

2-1/4
cups  flour
1/8
tsp.  each ground cinnamon, ground cloves and ground nutmeg
1
cup  butter, softened
2
cups  plus 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar, divided
2
 egg yolks
1
cup  PLANTERS Slivered Almonds, finely ground
3/4
cup  seedless raspberry jam
2
oz.  BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
4
oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

Make It

MIX flour and spices. Beat butter and 1 cup powdered sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add egg yolks; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Add nuts; mix well. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into ball; flatten slightly. Wrap individually in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.

HEAT oven to 350ºF. Roll out 1 dough piece on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness; cut into 24 circles with 2-1/2 inch round cutter, rerolling dough scraps as necessary. Transfer to baking sheets. Use 1-inch round cutter to cut out centers from 12 circles. Repeat with remaining dough.

BAKE 10 to 12 min. or until edges are golden brown. Cool on baking sheets 3 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

SPREAD jam over whole cookies. Use fine-mesh strainer to sprinkle 1 Tbsp. sugar over remaining cookies; place over jam-topped cookies.

MELT chocolate as directed on package. Beat cream cheese with mixer until creamy. Beat in chocolate, then remaining sugar until light and fluffy. Spoon heaping teaspoon of chocolate mixture onto center of each cookie. Let stand 10 min. or until chocolate is firm.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size-Wise
Sweets can be part of a balanced diet but remember to keep tabs on portions.
How to Store
Store cookies in airtight containers at room temperature.
How to Grind Almonds
Use pulsing action to process almonds in food processor until finely ground.
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