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                        MRS. FIELD'S LINZER COOKIES
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 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2   c            Flour, all purpose
      1/2   c            Ground almonds
      1/2   ts           Baking powder
      1/4   ts           -Salt
      1/2   ts           Ground cinnamon
      3/4   c            Butter -- unsalted, softened
      3/4   c            Sugar, white
    2                    Egg yolks
    1       t            Vanilla extract
    1       t            Almond extract
      1/2   c            Raspberry jam
    1       t            Lemon peel -- grated
                         -1/2 of a medium lemon
      1/4   c            Sugar, confectioner’s
      1/2   c            Sliced almonds
   Preheat oven to 300F.
   In medium bowl, combine flour, almonds, baking powder, salt and
   cinnamon and wire whisk.
   in large bowl with an electric mixer cream butter and sugar. Add egg
   yolks, the vanilla and almonds extracts, and beat at medium heat until
   light and fluffy. Add the flour mixture and blend at low speed until
   just combined. Do not overmix.
   Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased
   baking sheet. With index fingers press an indentation in centre of
   each ball to hold filling.
   Bake 22-24 minutes or just until golden brown on bottom. Transfer
   cookies to cool, flat surface with spatula.
   In a small bowl combine jam and grated lemon peel. Place 1/2 teaspoon
   of filling mixing in centre of each cooled cookie. If you wish to add
   an extra decorative touch, sift confectioner’s sugar over cookies and
   place sliced almonds in the jam filling.
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