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       Title: CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY LINZER COOKIES
  Categories: Cookies
    Servings: 36
  
   2 1/3 c  All-purpose flour
       1 t  Baking powder
     1/2 t  Cinnamon
     1/2 t  Salt
       1 c  Sugar
     3/4 c  Butter, softened
       2    Eggs
     1/2 t  Almond extract
       1 pk NESTLE Toll House semi-sweet
            -chocolate morsels (12 oz)
       6 T  Raspberry jam or preserves
            Confectioners' sugar
  
   In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
   In large mixer bowl, beat sugar and butter until creamy. Beat in eggs and
   almond extract. Gradually add flour mixture. Divide dough in half. Wrap in
   plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm.
   
   Preheat oven to 350'F. On lightly floured board, roll out half of dough to
   1/8 thickness. Cut with 2 1/2 round cookie cutter. Repeat with remaining
   dough. Cut 1 round centers from half of unbaked cookies. Place on
   ungreased cookie sheets. Reroll dough trimmings, if necessary.
   
   Bake 8-10 minutes just until set. Let stand on cookie sheets 2 minutes.
   Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely.
   
   Over hot (not boiling) water, melt Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate
   morsels, stirring until smooth. Spread 1 measuring teaspoonful melted
   chocolate on flat side of each whole cookie. Top with 1/2 measuring
   teaspoon raspberry jam. Sprinkle confectioners' sugar on cookies with
   center holes; place flat side down on top of chocolate-jam cookies to form
   cookie sandwiches.
   
   Makes about 3 dozen sandwich cookies.
  
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