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Almond stars

Recipe from: 11/18/1993 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 9
Servings 70
Time 30 minutes


  • 140
    cake flour
  • 50
    ground almonds
  • 50
    white granular sugar
  • 2
    ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 100
    soft butter
  • 1
    extra-large egg
  • 100
    chocolate, melted
  • hundreds and thousands


10 minutes per batch
Preheat the oven to 180 ºC (350 ºF).
Spray two large baking trays with non-stick spray.
Combine the dry ingredients and rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Add the egg and mix to form a stiff dough.
Shape the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
On a floured surface, roll dough out until 5 mm thick.
Cut out star shapes with a cookie cutter and arrange the shapes on the baking trays.
Roll the remaining dough into small balls and place in the centre of each star.
Brush with the beaten egg and bake for 8-10 minutes or until just beginning to brown.
Cool slightly before removing from the baking trays. Cool completely.
Dip only the small balls in the melted chocolate.
Sprinkle with hundreds and thousands and leave to dry. Store in airtight containers.

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