Austrian Nut Cookies

Contributed By: Parker


1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup finely chopped almonds
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
Slivered almonds, optional


1. In a bowl, combine flour, chopped almonds and sugar. Mix in butter until dough is just combined. On a floured surface, roll the dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-in. round cutter and place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2. Uncover and bake at 375° for 7-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Spread jam on half of the cookies; top with another cookie.
3. For frosting, combine chocolate, confectioners' sugar and butter. Spread on tops of cookies. Decorate with slivered almonds.

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5/5 Rating
These are my family's favorite Christmas cookies. If you arrange the slivered almonds in pinwheel fashion, the cookie looks like a poinsettia.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
YIELD: 10 sandwich cookies.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 277 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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