Lemon-Marmalade Cookie Sandwiches

    Lemon-Marmalade Cookie Sandwiches

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    About this recipe: A little extra work, but worth the effort.

    Makes: 6 

    • 115 g butter, softened
    • 65 g sifted confectioners' sugar
    • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 125 g all-purpose flour
    • 70 g toasted hazelnuts
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 3 tablespoons lemon marmalade

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

    1. In a mixing bowl beat butter and 1/2 cup sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in lemon peel and vanilla.
    2. In a food processor, finely grind flour, nuts, salt and cinnamon. Add to butter mixture and mix just until dough holds together.
    3. Gather dough into a ball and flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic and chill for about 1 hour or until firm.
    4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Butter cookie sheet.
    5. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thick. Cut out cookies with a 3-inch round cookie cutter. Gather scraps into a ball and re-roll to 1/4-inch thick. Cut out cookies, forming total of 12. Transfer cookies to the cookie sheet.
    6. Using a 1-inch round cookie butter, cut out the center of 6 cookies and remove. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden. Cool on rack for 5 minutes.
    7. Leaving a 1/8-inch border, spread 1 1/2 teaspoons of marmalade evenly over each cookie without a hole. Sift additional powdered sugar over cookies with holes. Place cookies with holes sugar side up atop jam-covered cookies.

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