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Almond Raspberry Stars

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
    about 1-1/2 dozen


  • 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 sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg white, beaten
  • 1/3 cup raspberry jam


  • Cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. 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, using separate sheets for the small and the large stars. Bake just until tips begin to brown, about 10 minutes for small stars and 12 minutes for large. Cool completely 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich cookie: 150 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Lady Fingers
    Dec 5, 2020

    They have a great texture and are not too sweet. And so pretty, for not a lot of work!

  • 2124arizona
    Jun 23, 2017

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

  • jpfjjf2
    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
    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?

  • solana
    Dec 14, 2009

    No comment left

  • birdline
    Nov 3, 2009

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

  • mom_x4
    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
    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

  • nweyer
    Dec 11, 2008

    Can these be frozen?

  • mara.
    Dec 11, 2008

    Almond Rasbery cookies are verygood and look nice on a Christmas plate. Thankyou!