Linzer Windowpane cookies

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It’s cookie time so I made these as sorta practice cookies.


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I made up some gluten free cookie dough and baked a matching number of squares for the bottom and squares with cutouts for the tops.


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I dusted the tops with powdered sugar and put a spoonful of jam on the center of the bottoms.


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Then one broke and I had to eat it.


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Linzer Windowpane Cookies


    3/8 cup granulated sugar
    2/3 cup butter, softened

   1 egg

    1 cup all-purpose flour or gluten free flour and a pinch of xanthan gum
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 cup any kind of jam
    2 teaspoons powdered sugar


Place softened butter, sugar in a bowl and mix until bended. Add egg. add flour and baking soda mix  until a soft dough forms
wrap dough in plastic wrap. Chill at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375°.

Roll  dough into a 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface;

cut with a 2-inch square cookie cutter with fluted edges to form  cookies. Cut out centers of half of the cookies with a 1-inch square cookie cutter with fluted edges. Bake cookies at 375° for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on pans 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.


Spread center of each whole cookie with about 1/2 teaspoon jam. Sprinkle cut-out cookies with powdered sugar.  Place 1 cut-out cookie on top of each whole cookie.

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