Thursday, February 7, 2013

Linzer Heart Cookies from Tate's Bake Shop



Photo courtesy of Kathleen King


Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I have a treat for you!  Tate's Bake Shop is a very generous company and they're sharing this wonderful recipe for Linzer Heart Cookies.  They're also offering one of you a chance to win (enter below) a copy of their new cookbook along with a Valentine's Cookie Cube! This is a special treat for yourself or you can give it to the one you love this Valentine's Day ♥  If you need more gifts they're also offering a 20% discount off any web store purchase!


Ingredients:

An important tip: be sure to chop the nuts and chocolate very fine in a food processor (pulse to chop so the friction doesn’t warm them), or the dough will be too rough-textured to roll out smoothly. You need a graduated set of heart-shaped cookie cutters to make these. Yield: 20 sandwich cookies

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 
1 cup cornstarch 
¼ teaspoon salt 
¾ pound (3 sticks) salted butter, at room temperature
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
2 cups toasted, skinned and very finely chopped hazelnuts
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, very finely chopped 

½ cup seedless raspberry jam 
½ cup confectioners’ sugar for sifting 


Directions:
 
1. Sift the flour, cornstarch, and salt into a medium bowl. In a large bowl, beat the butter and confectioners’ sugar with an electric mixer set on high speed until combined, about 1 minute. Beat in the egg and vanilla, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. With the mixer on low speed, mix in the flour mixture, just until combined. Mix in the hazelnuts and chocolate.

2. Gather up the dough and shape it into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours. (The dough can be refrigerated for up to 1 day. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes to soften slightly before rolling.) 

3. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough to a round about ¼-inch thick. Use a 3 ½-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the cookies as close as possible to avoid excess scraps. Arrange the hearts about 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets. Gather up the dough scraps and gently knead together, and cut out more cookies. If the dough becomes too soft to roll out, refrigerate until chilled. You should have 40 cookies. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. 

4. Position the oven racks in the top third and center of the oven and preheat the oven to 325°F. 

5. Use a 1-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the centers of 20 cookies. These will be the cookie tops. (You can bake the mini hearts to nibble on later! Don’t throw away or re-roll.) Bake, switching the position of the baking sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through baking, until the cookies begin to brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Sift some of the ½ cup of confectioners’ sugar over the hot cut-out cookies Let cool completely on the baking sheets. 

6. Spread the jam on the cookie bottoms, leaving an 1/8-inch border around the edges. Add the tops, sugared sides up, and press together gently. Just before serving, sift the remaining confectioners’ sugar over the cookies.






If you need to send a gift, Tate's Bake Shop is offering this cookie tower and cookbook for 50% off!  You get both for only $21.50, that is an exceptional deal!  If you'd like to order something else, just enter the code: BLOG213 and receive 20% off anything in the web store!  

Now I get to offer one of you a cookie tower and cookbookAll you have to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite Valentine's treat! (If you comment anonymously please leave an email with your comment so I'm able to contact you).

 Contest Closed!

Congratulations Lexiquin, you said:

 I like crisp heart-shaped sugar cookies that have been frosted and decorated by my kids ;)

Thank you all for entering!

 

For additional entries, leave a separate comment for each of the following that you do:

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This contest is open  to U.S. residents and will end on February 10 at midnight; winner will be contacted via email.




 

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