Inspired by an Austrian sandwich cookie,these two-toned treats get more delicious with a few day’s aging.
Recipe: Austrian Cookie Tarts
Browned Butter Spice Dough (recipe follows)Plain Butter Dough (recipe follows)1/2 cup raspberry or apricot preservesSifted powdered sugar
Prepare the Browned Butter Spice Doughand Plain Butter Dough. Wrap and chill for 1 hour.
On a lightly floured surface, roll eachdough to 1/8-inch thickness. Using 2 1/2 to 3-inch scallopedcookie cutter, cut dough into shapes. (Cut matching shapes fromeach dough.) Using 1/2-inch aspic cutters, cut 3 or 4 shapesfrom center of each plain cutout (do not make cutouts in spicedough). Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in a 375°F (190°C) oven for7 to 8 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Transferto a wire rack to cool completely.
To assemble cookies, spread about 1 teaspoonpreserves on bottom of each spice cookies. Top each with a plaincookie, bottom side down. Just before serving, sprinkle topswith sifted powdered sugar.
Makes about 20 cookies.
Recipe: Browned Butter Cookie Dough
1/2 cup butter1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar1 large egg yolk1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/8 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon ground cloves3/4 cup all-purpose flour
Heat butter over medium heat until thecolor of light brown sugar. Pour into a medium bowl. Chill untilbutter resolidifies.
Beat browned butter with electric mixeron medium to high speed until softened. Add powdered sugar, eggyolk, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and cloves. Beat until fluffy.Stir in flour until just combined.
Recipe: Plain Butter Dough
1/2 cup butter1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar1 large egg yolk1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/8 teaspoon salt1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Beat butter with an electric mixer untilsoftened. Beat in powdered sugar, egg yolk, vanilla and saltuntil well mixed. Stir in flour until just mixed.Pineapple Tarts Part 2 (My Aunty's Recipe Chinese new Year Cookies )If the Austrian Cookie Tarts recipe was useful and interesting, you can share it with your friends or leave a comment.