Christmas Stars (Linzers)

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Linzer Cookie

Makes about 18

  1. 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. ¼ teaspoon salt
  4. ¾ cup butter, softened
  5. 1 cup sugar
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  8. 10X sugar
  9. 6 tablespoons strawberry preserves

In a small bowl, blend flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well mixed. Add dry ingredients. Divide dough into 3 parts, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease several cookie sheets. On a floured surface, roll out one third of the dough at a time to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut dough with 2 ¾ inch star shaped cookie cutter. Using 1 ¼ inch star shaped cookie cutter, cut out centers of half of the larger stars. Place on a greased cookie sheet, spaced about 1 inch apart. Bake 6 to 8 minutes. Dust top cookie with 10X sugar as soon as it comes out of the oven. I dip in 10X and wipe off excess. Transfer to racks to cool completely.

Spread 1 teaspoon of preserves in center of a star without a cutout. Place star with cutout on top, to create a sandwich. Repeat with remaining cookies; pack in a covered tin to preserve freshness.

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