Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

Honey Almond Stars

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: about 3 dozen cookies.
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Ingredients

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

3/4 cup honey

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

2 cups almonds, ground fine in food processor

1/4 cup light corn syrup

Juice of 1 lemon

Directions

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and spices. In a large saucepan, heat 1/2 cup of the honey and sugars over low heat, stirring, just until sugars are dissolved. Remove pan from heat and let mixture cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat together eggs and extract. Beat in honey mixture and stir in ground almonds.
  2. Stir in flour mixture to form a soft dough. Wrap dough in plastic and let stand at room temperature for 4 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Divide dough into quarters and roll each flat to about 1/4 inch thick. Use star-shaped cookie cutters to cut cookies and transfer to baking sheets, re-rolling scraps as needed.
  4. Place cookies in oven and immediately turn down to 325 degrees F. Bake for 1520 minutes, or until firm. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat remaining 1/4 cup of honey, corn syrup and lemon juice until it reaches a boil, about 3 minutes. When cookies are ready, remove them from the oven and brush warm cookies with the warm glaze. Transfer sheets of cookies to racks to cool.