Sparkling Star Cookies

A touch of finely chopped almond adds flavor and texture to these star-shaped cookies.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 55 min
  • Servings 60

Ingredients

1
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
1 3/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/3
cup finely chopped almonds
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons water
3
tablespoons edible glitter (any color) or Betty Crocker™ candy sprinkles

  • 1 Heat oven to 375ºF.
  • 2 Mix granulated sugar, butter and egg in medium bowl. Stir in flour, almonds, baking soda and salt.
  • 3 Divide dough into 3 parts. Roll each part 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured cloth-covered surface. Cut with 2- to 2 1/2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until edges are light brown; Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 5 Mix powdered sugar and water until smooth and a thin spreading consistency. Spread very thinly on cookies. Sprinkle with edible glitter.

Expert Tips

When you don't fill up your cookie sheet, you end up with unevenly baked cookies. If you don't have enough cookie dough to fill a cookie sheet, use an upside-down cake pan instead.

Who can resist a star sandwich? Spread about 1 tablespoon of ready-to-spread frosting on a cookie; sandwich two cookies, bottoms together.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
20 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 g
2 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
5 mg
5 %;
Sodium
40 mg
40 %;
Total Carbohydrate
9 g
9 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.