Almond Raspberry Stars Recipe
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Almond Raspberry Stars Recipe

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The first Christmas that I baked these, I ended up quickly making a second batch! The whole family enjoyed them. —Darlene Weaver, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1/3 cup raspberry jam

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 152 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extracts. Stir in flour. Shape into a ball; cover and chill for 15 minutes.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. With floured cookie cutters, cut dough into equal numbers of 2-1/2-in. and 1-1/2-in. stars. Combine the almonds, sugar and cinnamon. Brush small stars with egg white and immediately sprinkle with almond mixture. Leave large stars plain.
  3. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake small stars at 350° for 10 minutes and large stars for 12 minutes or just until the tips begin to brown. Cool on wire racks.
  4. To assemble, spread enough jam over large star to cover the center. Top with a small star; press lightly (jam should show around edge of small star). Repeat. Let jam set before storing cookies in an airtight container. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Raspberry Stars in Country Woman November/December 1992, p29

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jpfjjf2 User ID: 5466968 8467
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"These cookies are very good. However, the star cutouts I used were very pointy and tended to break off easily. However you can substitute hearts or diamonds or other cookie cutters that come in graduated sizes. Also, I used apricot filling as well as raspberry and we liked both very much. I will definitely add this to my Christmas cookie recipes."

Lexilee46307 User ID: 6184749 8466
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"Can someone please tell me where I can find the 2 different sizes of the 8 point star cookie cutter, so I can make these?"

birdline User ID: 4103094 34142
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2009

"I made these last year, and my family loved them. Making them again this year."

mom_x4 User ID: 1373582 24346
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2008

"Our church youth group has a cookie contest every year at Christmas and my son baked these last year and won 1st place. He's baking them again this year, too!"

perty5 User ID: 1967193 5164
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2008

"Good morning Darlene, I'm also a homeschool mom and we gives homemade gifts from the heart and not the pocketbook. I would love to know what Snowman soup is. Here's my email address: Thank you so much and have a Blessed day"

nweyer User ID: 3552404 12996
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2008

"Can these be frozen?"

mara. User ID: 2896799 37014
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2008

"Almond Rasbery cookies are very

good and look nice on a Christmas plate. Thankyou!"

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