Makes about 18
- 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 10X sugar
- 6 tablespoons strawberry preserves
In a small bowl, blend flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well mixed. Add dry ingredients. Divide dough into 3 parts, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease several cookie sheets. On a floured surface, roll out one third of the dough at a time to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut dough with 2 ¾ inch star shaped cookie cutter. Using 1 ¼ inch star shaped cookie cutter, cut out centers of half of the larger stars. Place on a greased cookie sheet, spaced about 1 inch apart. Bake 6 to 8 minutes. Dust top cookie with 10X sugar as soon as it comes out of the oven. I dip in 10X and wipe off excess. Transfer to racks to cool completely.
Spread 1 teaspoon of preserves in center of a star without a cutout. Place star with cutout on top, to create a sandwich. Repeat with remaining cookies; pack in a covered tin to preserve freshness.
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