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Linzer Tarts

Total Time

Prep 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

about 2 dozen

With a creamy chocolate and hazelnut filling, these decadent Christmas cookies look and taste amazing. Guests will never guess how relatively easy they are to make. —Mary Maddox, Bellmore, New York
Linzer Tarts Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Additional confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup Nutella

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in thirds. Shape each into a ball, then flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll one portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2-in. holiday cookie cutters. Using floured 1-in. shaped cookie cutters, cut out the centers of half of the cookies.
  3. Place solid and window cookies 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Repeat with remaining portions of dough. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. Sprinkle window cookies with additional confectioners' sugar. Spread 1 teaspoon Nutella on the bottom of each solid cookie; place window cookies over filling.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 177 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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