Baking Sweet Treats for Valentines Day with Central Illinois Bakehouse

CHAMPAIGN, ILL - Looking for a sweet treat to bake for your valentine this year? Fear not! Central Illinois Bakehouse has the answer with a simple recipe for Linzer Cookies that are sure to impress. Ryan Burk paid them a visit to see how they make them. 

Linzer Cookies  

3/4 cup butter 

1/2 cup sugar 

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 

1 egg yolk 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

1 cup flour 

3/4 cup almond flour 

1/4 teaspoon salt 

Beat butter, sugar, and zest in a mixing bowl. 

Add in yolk and vanilla; beat until combined 

Whisk together flours, salt, cinnamon; add to creamed mixture and mix until combined 

Roll out dough, cut into desired shape. Then, cut a whole in the middle of the cookie. 

Bake at 300 degrees for 10 minutes or until light brown around the edges. 

Smear a small amount of jam on one cookie. Dust cookie with hole in it with donut sugar and place on top of jam making a sandwich. 

Yields 12 cookies. 

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