Rating: 3.5 stars
16 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 5 star values: 7

Don't substitute marzipan for the almond paste, because it's a bit too sweet for this buttery, lightly spiced cookie. Look for the almond paste in tubes, such as Odense brand, or in cans, like King Arthur brand.

Kathy Farrell-Kingsley
Recipe by Cooking Light December 2008

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr, Jan Gautro

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 dozen (serving size: 2 cookies)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • To prepare cookies, weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking soda, cardamom, and salt in a food processor; process until blended. Add almond paste and butter; process until blended. Combine juice and oil. With processor on, slowly pour juice mixture through food chute; process until dough forms a ball.

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  • Divide dough in half. Working with 1 portion at a time, gently press dough into a 4-inch square on heavy-duty plastic wrap. Cover with additional plastic wrap. Roll each half of dough, still covered, to a 1/4-inch thickness. Chill 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 375°.

  • Working with 1 portion of dough at a time, remove top sheet of plastic wrap; turn dough over. Remove remaining plastic wrap. Cut with a 2 1/2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter into 24 stars; place stars 2 inches apart on 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on pans 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks. Repeat procedure with remaining half of dough.

  • To prepare icing, combine 2 cups sugar and milk, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Spread about 1 teaspoon icing over each warm cookie; chill 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

124 calories; calories from fat 21%; fat 2.9g; saturated fat 0.5g; mono fat 1.6g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 23.5g; fiber 0.4g; cholesterol 1.4mg; iron 0.5mg; sodium 55mg; calcium 6mg.
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