Almond Raspberry Stars Recipe

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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
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg white, beaten
  • 1/3 cup raspberry jam

Directions

Cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extracts. Gradually beat flour into creamed mixture. Shape into a ball; refrigerate, covered, for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°. 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 almonds, sugar and cinnamon. Brush small stars with egg white; immediately sprinkle with almond mixture. Leave large stars plain.
Place all stars 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake just until tips begin to brown, about 10 minutes for small stars and 12 minutes for large. Cool on wire racks.
To assemble, spread enough jam over large stars to cover centers. Top with small stars; press lightly (jam should show around edge of small stars). Let jam set before storing cookies in an airtight container. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Raspberry Stars in Country Woman November/December 1992, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich cookie: 150 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

  • 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
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg white, beaten
  • 1/3 cup raspberry jam
  1. Cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extracts. Gradually beat flour into creamed mixture. Shape into a ball; refrigerate, covered, for 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. 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 almonds, sugar and cinnamon. Brush small stars with egg white; immediately sprinkle with almond mixture. Leave large stars plain.
  3. Place all stars 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake just until tips begin to brown, about 10 minutes for small stars and 12 minutes for large. Cool on wire racks.
  4. To assemble, spread enough jam over large stars to cover centers. Top with small stars; press lightly (jam should show around edge of small stars). Let jam set before storing cookies in an airtight container. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Raspberry Stars in Country Woman November/December 1992, p29

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268278
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2017

"There here are a family favorite; This is one of my sister-in-law favorite cookies."

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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."

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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?"

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

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

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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!"

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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: [email protected] Thank you so much and have a Blessed day"

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

"Can these be frozen?"

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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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