A chocolate, hazelnut, and lightly spiced variation of the Traditional Christmas Linzer cookie. Delicious and pretty!

Chocolate Hazelnut Linzer Cookies

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A chocolate, hazelnut, and lightly spiced variation of the Traditional Christmas Linzer cookie. Delicious and pretty!
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Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, German
Servings: 36
Calories: 122

Equipment

  • Cookie Cutters

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 -1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup hazelnuts ground
  • 1 -1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 ounce semi-sweet baking chocolate melted
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar for dusting

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°.
  • In a large bowl, beat the margarine and sugar until fluffy.
  • Blend in the eggs and vanilla.
  • Blend in the flour, hazelnuts, cinnamon, and nutmeg until a dough forms. (Dough will be sticky.)
  • Wrap the dough in waxed paper and refrigerate it for one hour.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to one-eighth of an inch thickness.
  • Cut with two-inch shaped cookie cutters. In half the cookies, cut out a small shape in the center of the cookie for the tops.
  • Place the cookies on an ungreased or parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375° for 7 – 9 minutes.
  • Cool the cookies on wire rack.
  • Sprinkle the cutout half of the cookies with confectioner’s sugar.  Set aside. Those will be the tops.
  • Spread 1/2 teaspoon of raspberry jam on the whole cookie.
  • Then place the confectioner’s sugar-covered cookie with the cut out on top of  the cookie that has the jam.
  • Store the cookies in a covered tin or dish ate room temperature.
Nutrition
Sodium: 50mg | Calcium: 9mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 172IU | Sugar: 7g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 39mg | Cholesterol: 23mg | Calories: 122kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fat: 8g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 13g | Iron: 1mg

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