Very similar to a butter pecan cookie, these heart shaped linzer cookies will melt any Valentine’s heart.  I used strawberry preserves but feel free to use any preserve you like  ♥ xo

It’s Amore-Makes 12 cookies

(1 1/4 c. Softened Butter
(1 1/2) c. Powder Sugar
2 (1/2) c. Flour
(3/4) c. Crushed Pecans
(1/4) tsp. Ground Cloves
(1/4) tsp. Cinnamon
(2) tbsp. Lemon Zest, Freshly Grated
(1) c. Strawberry Preserves
(1) 3″ shape heart cookie cutter
(1) 1″ heart shape cookie cutter

Eat Your Heart Out- Oven @ 325


(1) Beat butter until smooth.  Slowly add 1 c. of powdered sugar until well mixed.  Combine 2 1/4 c. of flour and the rest of the dry ingredients  in one bowl.  Next, Combine all wet ingredients (minus the preserves)  in a separate bowl and add to dry mix. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

 

(2) Separate the dough in half. Spread the remaining flour on a cutting board and roll out first half of the dough to 1/4 inch thick. Next use the larger size cookie cutter to cut out large heart shapes,  collect scraps, roll out and create hearts again until you have 12 cookies.


(3) Roll out out the second half of the dough and again use the large heart shape cookie cutter to make top cookie,  then use smaller sized cookie cutter to create smaller sized heart inside. Collect scraps, roll out, and create open hearts until you have 12 cookies.


 

(4) Spray a cookie sheet w/ non stick spray and let these studs bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom.  Take out and let cool for about 10-15 minutes.

 


(5) On the full heart cookies, place 1 tsp of jelly in the center, use the bottom of the spoon to lightly spread out jelly to edges, keeping a good amount of jelly in the center.


(6) Seal the deal with the top cookies by pressing the the open heart cookie down on top of the whole heart cookie.

 

 

(7) Use the remainder of the powder sugar to dust on and around the cookie.

 

 


♥Hope you and your loved ones have a Beautiful Valentines Day ♥

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