12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Raspberry Filled Christmas Stars

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Raspberry Filled Christmas Stars Foundation Cookies are today’s 12 Days of Christmas Cookies recipe!  So pretty and so sweet with a hint of tart with the berries.

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Raspberry Filled Christmas Stars

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Confectioners sugar
  • Raspberry cake/cookie filling

In large mixing bowl, cream together shortening & sugar and add eggs.

Sift dry ingredients together and add, alternating with milk and vanilla.  Mix well after each addition.

Roll dough on floured surface to 1/4″ thick.  Cut into medium stars, cutting a small star from the center of each.

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Place the solid medium stars on cookie sheet and add a teaspoon of raspberry filling to the center of each and top each with the cut out stars.

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Carefully press the two layers together with a fork.

Bake at 400 degrees for 6 minutes.

Allow cookies to cook on baking rack for 10-15 minutes and sprinkle with sifted confectioners sugar.

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12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Raspberry Filled Christmas Stars
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Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3½ cups cake flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • Confectioners sugar
  • Raspberry cake/cookie filling
Instructions
  1. In large mixing bowl, cream together shortening & sugar and add eggs.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together and add, alternating with milk and vanilla. Mix well after each addition.
  3. Roll dough on floured surface to ¼" thick. Cut into medium stars, cutting a small star from the center of each.
  4. Place the solid medium stars on cookie sheet and add a teaspoon of raspberry filling to the center of each and top each with the cut out stars.
  5. Carefully press the two layers together with a fork.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 6 minutes.
  7. Allow cookies to cook on baking rack for 10-15 minutes and sprinkle with sifted confectioners sugar.

 

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About the author: Racquel is a stay at home mom with an extensive background in interior home design. She loves baking & creating beautifully decorated treats, cooking new and unique recipes for the whole family, designing and decorating on a budget with upcycled projects, and making kid and grown-up crafts.

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  • I love the store bought version of these so this recipe is fantastic!

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  • These look delectable; however, I would use baking truvia instead of cane sugar, for topping I’d opt for crushed nuts.

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