Valentine Linzer Cookies
Prep time: 1 Hour
Yields: 12 Cookies
1 bottle Cake Mate® Valentine Nonpareil Décors
2 ¾ cups flour
¾ cup cocoa powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
STEP 1 Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl.
STEP 2 Beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and creamy.
STEP 3 Beat in eggs and vanilla.
STEP 4 Stir in the flour mixture until a uniform dough is formed.
STEP 5 Cover dough, and then chill in refrigerator for about an hour.
STEP 6 Preheat oven to 350°F and then roll out chilled dough to ¼ inch thickness.
STEP 7 Use a 2-3 inch circle cookie cutter or glass to cut out circles. Use a small heart cutter to cut a heart out of the center of half of the cookies.
STEP 8 Carefully transfer cookies to parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool for 1 minute before transferring from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool completely.
STEP 9 Once cookies are cool, fill sandwiches with White Decorating Icing. Sprinkle Valentine Décors into heart cut out.
Celebrate & Enjoy!