These can be used as Christmas tree ornaments too!

Makes about 30

2¾ cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

1 cup butter, softened

1½ cups sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

chopped clear hard-candy

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
  4. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  5. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
  6. Roll out the dough to a thin layer and cut out stars. Place onto un-greased cookie sheets.
  7. Cut out the center of half of the cookies with a smaller star.
  8. Fill each star with ¼ teaspoon of chopped candy.
  9. If making ornaments, Make a small hole in each cookie for a string.
  10. Bake 8–10 minutes in the oven, or until golden.
  11. Let stand on cookie sheet 2 minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
  12. If making ornaments, Thread with string.


You can use a heart-shaped cookie cutter for these too and they look darling!

Photography by Alexandra Grablewski

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