• Cooking Time: 10 - 12
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time: 10 - 15


Another recipe from my great-grandfather. I cannot recall him making them in my lifetime though. Due to the ounce measurements, I am sure he got this recipe out of a cookbook somewhere, but it is not in any of the books i inherited from him. I haven't made them yet, but when I do, I'll be better able to describe them for you.

Again, I always use Royal Vanilla and real unsalted butter in my recipes. This is a tradition started by my great-grandfather and I feel as though using them makes it taste all the better.


  • 9 oz powdered sugar
  • 18 oz butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 25 oz flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3.5 oz cocoa
  • 4 oz preserves
  • 1 cup tempered dark chocolate
  • chocolate shot
  • blanched almond halves


  • Mix sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla by hand.
  • Sift dry ingredients. Fold into butter mixture. Be careful not to work dough too much.
  • Chill for 30 minutes. Roll out to 1/8" thickness, cut out small star shapes.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes @ 350ºF. Cool on wire racks.
  • Place preserve mound on one cookie and top with another. Dip tips into melted chocolate then in chocolate shot. Pipe mound of chocolate in center, top with almond half.

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