Heart Shaped Linzer Cookies Filled with Strawberry Jam
These romantic Heart Shaped Linzer Cookies are made with buttery cookie dough, filled with strawberry jam, and dusted with powdered sugar! Yum! The perfect treat for Valentine's Day or any holiday dessert!
Remove one dough disk from the refrigerator at a time so that dough stays cold. Generously sprinkle flour under and on top of dough. Using rolling pin coated in flour, roll each dough disk out to about ⅛ to ⅙ inch thickness.
With the large heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 24 cookies and place on the two baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
Using the smaller cookie cutter, cut "windows" from the middle of only 12 of the cookies. (If dough has warmed during rolling and cutting, chill in refrigerator for 10 more minutes before baking.)
Bake for 10-12 minutes (rotating halfway through) until bottom edges are very lightly brown. Don't over bake!
Allow cookies to cool a couple of minutes on the baking sheets before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Once cooled, spoon a dollop of jam on top of each solid cookie. Smooth out the jam leaving a small border around the edge of the cookie (about ⅛ inch wide).
Pour ½ cup of powdered sugar into a fine mesh strainer and lightly dust the tops of each "window" cookie cutout.
Gently sandwich the dusted "window" cookies on top of the solid jam-topped cookies.