Chocolate Hazelnut Linzer Cookies

Cook Time: 7-9 minutes

“This is a chocolate variation of the traditional Christmas Linzer Cookie, also using cinnamon, nutmeg, and hazelnuts. A very nice combination of flavors.  Each cookie is 107 calories or 3 Weight Watcher points.  Enjoy! “

INGREDIENTS:

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

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375°.
2. In a large bowl,beat margarine and sugar until fluffy.
3. Blend in eggs and vanilla.
4. Blend in flour, hazelnuts, cinnamon, and nutmeg until a dough forms. (Dough will be sticky.)
5. Wrap dough in waxed paper and refrigerate for one hour.
6. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to one eighth of an inch thickness.
7. Cut with two inch shaped cookie cutters. In half the cookies, cut out a small shaped center of the cookie for the tops.
8. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet.
9. Bake at 375° for 7 – 9 minutes.
10. Cool cookies on wire rack.
11. Sprinkle the cutout half of the cookies with confectioner’s sugar.  Set aside.
12. Put 1/2 teaspoon of raspberry jam on the whole cookie.
13. Then place the confectioner’s sugar covered cookie with the cut out on top of  the cookie that has the jam.
14. Store cookies in a covered tin or dish on top of the counter. 
Nutritional InformationChocolate Hazelnut Linzer Cookies

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 107
Calories from Fat: 47

* % Daily Value *
* Total Fat 5g 8%
* Saturated Fat 4g 19%
* Cholesterol 21mg 7%
* Sodium 42mg 2%
* Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
* Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
* Protein 1g 2%
* Sugars 6g
* Vitamin A 4%
* Vitamin C 0%
* Calcium 0%
* Iron 2%

* * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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