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Almond Raspberry Stars Recipe

Almond Raspberry Stars Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Almond Raspberry Stars

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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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