Recipes and Cooking Lemon Curd Linzer Stars Be the first to rate & review! By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on October 12, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 45 mins Chill Time: 2 hrs Bake Time: 8 mins Total Time: 45 mins Servings: 20 Yield: 20 sandwich cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans or toasted slivered almonds 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened ¾ cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel 1 Recipe Powdered Sugar Icing or powdered sugar Jimmies, nonpareils, yellow sugar, and/ or edible glitter (optional) ½ cup lemon curd Powdered Sugar Icing 2 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoon milk 1 tablespoon light-color corn syrup Milk Directions Place pecans in a food processor. Cover and process with on/off pulses until finely ground. Transfer ground pecans to a small bowl. Stir in flour and salt; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat butter and granulated sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and lemon peel. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour mixture. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill about 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle. Preheat oven to 350°F. On a lightly floured surface roll half of the dough at a time until 1/4 inch thick. Using a 2-1/2- to 3-inch star-shape cookie cutter, cut out dough. Using a 1-inch star-shape cookie cutter, cut a star from the center of half of the cookies.* Place cookies 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until edges are light brown and centers are set. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to a wire rack; cool completely. Dip the tops of the cutout star cookies in Powdered Sugar Icing and, if desired, sprinkle with jimmies, nonpareils, yellow sugar, and/ or edible glitter. (Or sprinkle tops of cutout cookies with powdered sugar.) Let stand on a wire rack set over waxed paper until icing is set. Spread about 1 teaspoon of the lemon curd on bottoms of the whole cookies (without icing). Top with the iced cutout cookies, bottom sides down. Powdered Sugar Icing In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, and corn syrup. Stir in enough additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to reach thick drizzling consistency. * You can bake the small star cutouts separately or reroll with the remaining dough. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 286 Calories 14g Fat 39g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 20 Calories 286 % Daily Value * Total Fat 14g 18% Saturated Fat 6g 30% Cholesterol 40mg 13% Sodium 122mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 39g 14% Total Sugars 25g Protein 3g Calcium 10.1mg 1% Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 48mg 1% Folate, total 32.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.