Make Your Own Linzer Heart Tarts!
Whether you’re looking for something sweet for your loved one, or trying to create a unique snack to bring to a party, these tasty Linzer Heart Tarts will be the perfect treat from you!Parchment Paper
For the recipe, you will need:-4 cups of All-Purpose Flour -1/4 cup water - 1/2 teaspoon salt - 2 cups unsalted butter (room temperature) - 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract - 1 cup powdered confectioners sugar - 1/2- 1 cup Raspberry Jam or homemade preserves
To make, mix flour and salt in a medium bow. In a seperate large bowl, beat butter with a mixer until smooth. Add sugar and again beat until smooth. Beat in Vanilla Extract. Slowly add the flour/salt mix to the butter/sugar mix. If you feel your mix is too dry, add the 1/4 cup of water.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough so that it is about 1/4″ thick. Using the large heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out as many heart shapes as your dough will allow.
Place the hear shapes onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Using the small heart shaped cookie cutter, again press the cookie cutter into the center of the heart shape. It is easiest to do this step once the large heart shape is already on the parchment paper. If the small heart shape does not lift out with the cookie cutter, simply use a toothpick to help you lift it out. Refrigerate cookies on the cookie sheet for 20 minutes. This will help the cookies keep their shape while baking.
Lay out your cookies onto parchment paper. Using additional powdered confectioners sugar, lightly dust the hearth shape with the center cut out. Cover the whole heart shape with a layer of raspberry Jam.