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Snow Flurries Recipe
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Snow Flurries Recipe

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Star-shaped sandwich cookies look simply stunning when displayed on Christmas cookie trays or packaged as gifts. The crisp shortbread pairs perfectly with the jam filling. —Mary Ann Ludwig, Edwardsville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:78 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 78 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup apricot jam
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 60 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 28 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening, sugar and lemon peel until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Shape into a ball; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/4-in. star-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. To assemble, place 1/4 teaspoon apricot jam in the center of a cookie; top with another cookie, making sure all star points are visible. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Repeat. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 6-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Snow Flurries in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p77

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 60 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 28 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

Super delicious. Loved the pairing with the apricot preserves. The cookies were solo soft. Will definitely make again.

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2012

I used mint & cherry jelly for filling to look more festive. Whenever I make sugar cookies I always roll them out on a light dusting of powder sugar.

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