Every year we host a New Year's Eve Party with a theme. Last year was "Starry, Starry Night". Everything (food, dress and decorations!) related to stars. This cookie was a hit with everyone. Try substituting pecans for the walnuts.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 -3 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sift together 1 1/3 cups flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder. Set aside. Cream 1/4 cup butter or margarine. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, creaming well. Blend in 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon almond extract, 1/8 teaspoon salt and unbeaten egg. Gradually add the flour and baking soda mixture, mixing thoroughly.

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  • To Make Nut Filling: Combine 1 1/4 cups walnuts or pecans, ground or chopped very fine, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/16 teaspoon salt. Add 1 Tablespoon melted butter, 2 Tablespoons water and 1/16 teaspoon maple flavoring. Mix thoroughly.

  • Roll out dough on a floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with star-shaped cookie cutter. Place a teaspoonful of Nut Filling in the center of each star. Bring the 5 points upright; starting at the base, pinch sides together so points stand up, allowing filling to show. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) 7 to 10 minutes until light golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

221 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 22.3g; fat 13.5g; cholesterol 28.2mg; sodium 137.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2010
This recipe is great!!!!!!!!! I love and my family enjoys it too very much. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
I found this recipe years ago and it is my husbands favorite holiday cookie. I lost the recipe last year and was thrilled when I did a web search that it came up here! Thank you for a delicious recipe! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
THIS IS MY ALLTIME FAVORITE COOKIE. MY SISTER AND I MADE THESE COOKIES FROM A PILSBURY BAKEOFF COOKBOOK IN THE FIFTIES. I'VE BEEN BAKING THEM EVER SINCE. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2011
so many flavours to this cookie vanilla almond and maple. They seem to cancel each other out. I chose to make them with a round cookie filling and a star just because I was lazy. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2017
Been making this recipe since 1986 when I found it in a Southern Living Christmas book. This version is the same with the exception of the almond flavoring. Made this recipe as listed here but did not notice any difference in taste by adding the almond extract. Cookie is always popular. Read More
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