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Spiced Orange Chocolate Linzer Cookies
These cinnamon cardamom chocolate Linzer cookies are filled with an orange-flavored chocolate ganache for a great Christmas flavor.
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For the cookies:
For the filling:
finely grated orange zest, packed
(~1 large or 2 small oranges)
In a bowl, whisk all-purpose flour, almond flour, cinnamon, cardamom and salt together. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whip butter and sugar together until well combined and creamy.
Whip in the egg.
Whip in the dry ingredients and keep whipping until the dough starts to clump together.
Bring the dough together into a ball, cut the ball in half and shape each half into a disk.
Wrap each disk in plastic and chill for 30 minutes in the fridge.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Take one disk out of the fridge, roll it out on a lightly floured surface, then cut out the cookies. (You can gather and re-roll the scraps once.)
Bake the cookies on a large baking sheet* lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat for 14 minutes. Let the cookies cool and repeat with the second disk of dough.
Sift powdered sugar onto the fully cooled cookies with the center cut out.
For the filling:
Add chocolate and orange zest to a heatproof bowl. Set aside.
In a saucepan, bring cream and butter to a boil.
Pour the hot mix over the chocolate and let sit for a minute.
Whisk until smooth.
Spread a layer of filling onto each whole cookie, then top with a top cookie.
Let the filling fully set (~1 hour) before serving the cookies.
*The cookies won't spread much in the oven so you can set them closely together on the baking sheet (~¾-inch apart).
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