Neat Linzer Tarts

Neat Linzer Tarts

Special Linzer Tarts for Valentine’s Day using Neat Egg.

1/3 cup almonds, ground and toasted
1/3 cup hazelnuts, ground and toasted
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
count pinch of salt

1 cup vegan butter (Earth Balance Vegan Butter)
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla
1 count Neat Egg

1/2 cup raspberry jam or preserves (Bonne Mamie)
powder sugar for dusting

Now, gradually add the dry ingredients until the dough is formed, do not overmix.
Divide the dough in half and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Baking and Assembly:
Preheat the oven to 350.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment or a nonstick mat.
Roll out dough on a floured surface to 1/8” thickness.
Using a Linzer cookie cutter, or a round cutter, cut out the cookies placing them 1” apart on the cookie sheet. Cut a smaller heart shaped cutout in half of the cookies.
Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes or until lightly golden brown (cookies will still be soft).
Cool completely. Dust the cookies with heart cutouts with powdered sugar. These will be the “tops”.
Now assemble the tarts. First, place a ½ tsp of jam on a “bottom” cookie (with no heart cutout). Then, put the “top” cookies on with the powdered sugar side showing.

Enjoy eating pretty vegetarian Linzer Tarts with a cup of Kaffree Roma, caffeine-free coffee!

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