From the kitchen of Christa Woodford.  Jaime was enjoying one of
these cookies at Christa & Ryan's Christmas party when she told
me I had to try one.  Christa was kind enough to share her recipe.
Cream:
1 c butter, NOT margarine, softened
Gradually add:
Beat until light & fluffy.

Add:
2 egg YOLKS, 1 at a time (save whites for below)
Add:
2 1/2 c flour
1/4 tsp salt
Shape into disc(s), wrap & refrigerate 30-45 minutes.

Roll dough onto a surface dusted with confectioner sugar.
Roll 1/8" thick.  Cut with 2 1/2" cutter.  Cut center out of half.

Beat:
2 egg WHITES until frothy

Combine:
1/2 c ground almonds
1/3 + 1/4 c sugar

Place cookies on greased sheet.
Brush with egg white.
Sprinkle with almond sugar.
Bake @ 350, 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool completely on wire rack.

Sandwich cookies together using
2 tsp raspberry preserves
for each set.

Makes 2 dozen
Raspberry Linzer Cookies
"We cannot change the cards we are
dealt, just how we play the hand."
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