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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a mixing bowl beat butter and 1/2 cup sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in lemon peel and vanilla.

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  • In a food processor, finely grind flour, nuts, salt and cinnamon. Add to butter mixture and mix just until dough holds together.

  • Gather dough into a ball and flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic and chill for about 1 hour or until firm.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Butter cookie sheet.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

350 calories; 22.4 g total fat; 41 mg cholesterol; 212 mg sodium. 35.1 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2014
This cookie is a very delicious cookie and I find myself wanting to lick out the filling and just eat the cookie by itself. The lemon marmalade I had was kind of bitter so I made some using that orange marmalade (better) and Trader Joe's Salted Caramel Sauce. I think that something with dark chocolate or semisweet would even be better! When I put the two cookies together I thought they were a little thick so next time I'd make them a little thinner than 1/4". I used my linzer cookie cutter so rather than 6 cookies I ended up with 13 cookies because they are smaller (I would have had 14 except I did a little taste testing in there). I also cooked them about 15 minutes at 325. I did as the first reviewer suggested to grind the nuts first using my Cuisinart Smartstick. I forgot to sprinkle them with powdered sugar so next time I'll do that. And there will be a next time! Thank you for a wonderful little cookie Laria Tabul. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/19/2009
Okay a few things: Food processor-- Put the nuts in first grind to a coarse grain then add the flour and seasonings. Nuts just kind of floated around in the cup of flour and I had to put it through a sieve to get the nuts. Baking-- These spread about a centimeter in all directions as they bake. Complex or subtly curved shapes (snails hearts multi-stroke kanji) do not survive. Shapes with sharp corners like stars turned out surprisingly well. Either stick to circles stars and certain flower shapes or do your cutting post-baking (I really wanted those snails). The dough was tasty though I'd probably add more lemon zest and maybe some extract or liquer next time. I substituted a tin of peanut with coconut from the oriental grocery for the hazelnuts and they were nice. Any distintively flavorful nut would do well. I misread the recipe as advising "lemon molasses" which confused me so I ended up with bootstrap molasses in my cookie sandwiches. It um seems alright. They're not seeping too badly and after they've chillded I think they'll be fine. The holes I made having shrunk in baking actually looked pretty classy with the molasses showing through. Again a star shape worked well although it did not really resemble a star. The cookies were pretty crumbly though again I think that would be improved by more solid shapes. I've yet to try a sandwich but the scraps from my pan were quite nice. Read More
(5)
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2014
This cookie is a very delicious cookie and I find myself wanting to lick out the filling and just eat the cookie by itself. The lemon marmalade I had was kind of bitter so I made some using that orange marmalade (better) and Trader Joe's Salted Caramel Sauce. I think that something with dark chocolate or semisweet would even be better! When I put the two cookies together I thought they were a little thick so next time I'd make them a little thinner than 1/4". I used my linzer cookie cutter so rather than 6 cookies I ended up with 13 cookies because they are smaller (I would have had 14 except I did a little taste testing in there). I also cooked them about 15 minutes at 325. I did as the first reviewer suggested to grind the nuts first using my Cuisinart Smartstick. I forgot to sprinkle them with powdered sugar so next time I'll do that. And there will be a next time! Thank you for a wonderful little cookie Laria Tabul. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
08/19/2009
Okay a few things: Food processor-- Put the nuts in first grind to a coarse grain then add the flour and seasonings. Nuts just kind of floated around in the cup of flour and I had to put it through a sieve to get the nuts. Baking-- These spread about a centimeter in all directions as they bake. Complex or subtly curved shapes (snails hearts multi-stroke kanji) do not survive. Shapes with sharp corners like stars turned out surprisingly well. Either stick to circles stars and certain flower shapes or do your cutting post-baking (I really wanted those snails). The dough was tasty though I'd probably add more lemon zest and maybe some extract or liquer next time. I substituted a tin of peanut with coconut from the oriental grocery for the hazelnuts and they were nice. Any distintively flavorful nut would do well. I misread the recipe as advising "lemon molasses" which confused me so I ended up with bootstrap molasses in my cookie sandwiches. It um seems alright. They're not seeping too badly and after they've chillded I think they'll be fine. The holes I made having shrunk in baking actually looked pretty classy with the molasses showing through. Again a star shape worked well although it did not really resemble a star. The cookies were pretty crumbly though again I think that would be improved by more solid shapes. I've yet to try a sandwich but the scraps from my pan were quite nice. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2014
This cookie is a very delicious cookie and I find myself wanting to lick out the filling and just eat the cookie by itself. The lemon marmalade I had was kind of bitter so I made some using that orange marmalade (better) and Trader Joe's Salted Caramel Sauce. I think that something with dark chocolate or semisweet would even be better! When I put the two cookies together I thought they were a little thick so next time I'd make them a little thinner than 1/4". I used my linzer cookie cutter so rather than 6 cookies I ended up with 13 cookies because they are smaller (I would have had 14 except I did a little taste testing in there). I also cooked them about 15 minutes at 325. I did as the first reviewer suggested to grind the nuts first using my Cuisinart Smartstick. I forgot to sprinkle them with powdered sugar so next time I'll do that. And there will be a next time! Thank you for a wonderful little cookie Laria Tabul. Read More
(4)
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