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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Easy Linzer Bars

This is one of my favorite holiday cookie recipes. They may look like a lot of work, but they're not!

2 cups GF flour blend
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
1/2 cup palm shortening, shortening/ghee blend or coconut oil
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp. orange peel
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
1/3 cup walnut meal
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp. orange juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat two baking sheets with cooking spray, set aside.

Sift together the flour through the xanthan gum, set aside.

Heat shortening or coconut oil, corn syrup and orange peel over low heat until melted and smooth. Stir into flour mixture until well blended. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. Place two pieces onto each baking sheet.

Pat each dough piece into a long rope. Make an indentation down the center of each rope, molding slightly. Combine the jam and the walnut meal and fill the indentations with the jam mixture. Bake about 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and immediately cut into 1 inch wide slices. Cool slightly.

Combine the powdered sugar and the orange juice. Drizzle the sugar mixture over the warm cookies. Cool completely.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I love your recipes and your stories about your girls. Our son (2.5) has sensory integration disorder and is non-verbal. I love and adore him with all my heart, but it is so hard sometimes! Thanks for sharing the good and the bad.