Almond Stars

Almond Stars
Servings: 7 Prep 25 mins Chill 1 hr Bake 350°F 15 mins

Ingredients

Nut-sugar mixture:
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar plus 1/3 cup
Cookies:
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten

Make It

1. In small bowl, combine nuts and 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar. Set aside.

2. In large bowl, beat butter, 1/3 cup sugar, vanilla and salt on medium speed until creamy and smooth, 2 minutes.

3. On low speed, gradually beat in flour until just blended. Gather into ball; flatten slightly. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour.

4. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

5. Turn out dough on lightly floured work surface. Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into stars, using small cutters (1-3/4- to 2-inch). Place on ungreased baking sheets. Reroll scraps and cut out.

6. Lightly brush cookies with beaten egg white. Sprinkle nut-sugar mixture over tops.

7. Bake in 350 degrees F oven for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer cookies to wire rack; let cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 7; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 30, Fat, total (g): 2, chol. (mg): 4, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 3, fiber (g): , pro. (g): , sodium (mg): 7, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.