This delicious recipe comes from my Martha Stewart baking book and is absolutely wonderful. I loved the dough so much I even used it to make linzer cookies a different day using this dough! (Pic below) Just roll them out as you would cookies and cut with round cutter. Use a tiny cutter to cut the centers on half. Fill baked cookies with jam and dust with powdered sugar! It is a delicate dough so it is best to chill it well before working with it. You may also love Bakery Linzer Cookies.
You may need:
- ½ cup chopped hazelnuts (about 2½ ounces)
- 1 cup blanched almonds (about 5 ounces)
- 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1½ sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1¼ cups raspberry jam
- Confectioners' sugar, for dusting (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Toast hazelnuts in a dry skillet until lightly golden and smell delish. Let cool.
- In a food processor, pulse hazelnuts and almonds until finely ground.
- In a mixer, beat butter and sugar., about 3 minutes.
- Add yolk and beat 1 minute.
- On low, add ground nuts, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
- Divide dough in half.
- Set a 10-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Press half the dough in the bottom and up sides.
- Chill 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, roll other half between 2 sheets of parchment paper lightly dusted with flour to a 12-inch round; place on a baking sheet and chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
- Spread jam evenly over chilled dough in tart pan; set aside.
- Using a fluted pastry wheel, cut ¾-inch-wide strips from chilled round of dough.
- Arrange strips on top of jam in a lattice pattern. They are delicate and can be difficult to move. A spatula is helpful.
- Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Bake about 40 mins. (*Note: check it at 20mins. Mine was done at 20 but my oven was broken so that is probably why! Better to be safe though, so check at 20 and then can continue 20 more if needed.)
- Dust with powdered sugar before serving.
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