Valentine's Day is next week. Why not help cupid and bake your sweetie (or sweeties) some treats? Try this super delicious and addicting cookie recipe. It involves a couple extra steps, but it is definitely worth it! Your most important decision with this one is your choice of jelly. I chose strawberry, and already have eaten 3 this afternoon!
Ideally, to make these linzer-like cookies, you would use a linzer cookie cutter with the mini heart insert. However, you can definitely use 2 small round cookie cutters (or a frosting tip works perfectly).
Preheat oven to 375
Line 2 cookie sheets with Silpat
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
Alternate with dry mixture:**
1/2 cup milk
**when alternating wet and dry, end with dry!
Chill dough for about 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
Flour your work surface. Take portion of dough and roll out about 1/8th of an inch in thickness. (The cookies will raise quite a bit if it is too thick!)
Cut out cookies with the bigger round cutter. Split the cut-outs evenly onto two baking sheets. Using the smaller cookie cutter, cut a hole into half of the batch.
Bake about 8 minutes.
Top the whole cookies with jelly and cover with it's pair. Add powdered sugar if it tickles your fancy!
BEHIND THE APRON TIP: With this particular cookie dough recipe, overnight is best, if possible - to be sure your dough won't be too sticky!)