Linzer Cookies

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  • 6 Tbsp. Hood® Sour Cream
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (optional)
  • Star-shaped cookie cutters, one large and one small (for center cutout)
  • Parchment paper


  • STEP 1

    In an electric mixer on high speed, cream together 6 tablespoons of sour cream, butter, sugar and salt. Turn the mixer off. Scrape down the bowl and return the mixer to high speed.

  • STEP 2

    Add the vanilla and the egg and combine thoroughly. Scrape down the bowl again. Sift the flour and baking soda together into a separate bowl.

  • STEP 3

    Turn the mixer to low speed and gradually add the flour mixture until just combined.

  • STEP 4

    Separate dough into two balls, wrap dough in wax paper and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • STEP 5

    Preheat the oven to 375°F. Roll out one portion of cookie dough to 1/8" thickness, refrigerate. Roll out second portion of cookie dough to 1/8" thickness, refrigerate. Remove first rolled out dough from refrigerator, cut out large stars. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet, return to refrigerator.

  • STEP 6

    Remove second rolled out dough from refrigerator, cut out large stars, then cut out smaller star from the center of the large star. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheets into the center of the oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Immediately place the cookies on a cooling rack.

  • STEP 7

    Allow them to cool completely before filling with jam. Heat jam in a small saucepan until warm, brush bottom star cookie with jam, place cutout star cookie on top and fill center star cutout with more jam. Dust with powdered sugar if desired. Allow to cool completely before storing.

Per serving: Calories: 241, Carbohydrate: 35 grams, Fat: 10 grams, Saturated fat: 6 grams, Protein: 3 grams, Cholesterol: 37 milligrams, Sodium: 129 milligrams, Calcium: 13 milligrams.

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