Lucky Stars Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
<br>- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
<br>- ¼ cup butter
<br>- ¼ cup white sugar
<br>- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
<br>- 1 teaspoon almond extract
<br>- ⅛ teaspoon salt
<br>- 1  egg
<br>- 1 ¼ cups ground walnuts
<br>- ⅓ cup white sugar
<br>- .063 teaspoon salt
<br>- 1 tablespoon melted butter
<br>- 2 tablespoons water
<br>- .063 teaspoon maple flavored extract
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Sift together 1 1/3 cups flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder.  Set aside.  Cream 1/4 cup butter or margarine.  Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, creaming well.   Blend in 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon almond extract, 1/8 teaspoon salt and unbeaten egg.  Gradually add the flour and baking soda mixture, mixing thoroughly.
<br>step 2: To Make Nut Filling:    Combine 1 1/4 cups walnuts or pecans, ground or chopped very fine, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/16 teaspoon salt. Add 1 Tablespoon melted butter, 2 Tablespoons water and 1/16 teaspoon maple flavoring.  Mix thoroughly.
<br>step 3: Roll out dough on a floured surface to  1/8-inch thickness.  Cut with star-shaped cookie cutter.  Place a teaspoonful of Nut Filling in the center of each star.  Bring the 5 points upright; starting at the base, pinch sides together so points stand up, allowing filling to show.  Place on ungreased baking sheet.  Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) 7 to 10 minutes until light golden brown.
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Ingredients
- 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 ¼ cups ground walnuts
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- .063 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 2 tablespoons water
- .063 teaspoon maple flavored extract

Directions
step 1: Sift together 1 1/3 cups flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder. Set aside. Cream 1/4 cup butter or margarine. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, creaming well. Blend in 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon almond extract, 1/8 teaspoon salt and unbeaten egg. Gradually add the flour and baking soda mixture, mixing thoroughly.
step 2: To Make Nut Filling: Combine 1 1/4 cups walnuts or pecans, ground or chopped very fine, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/16 teaspoon salt. Add 1 Tablespoon melted butter, 2 Tablespoons water and 1/16 teaspoon maple flavoring. Mix thoroughly.
step 3: Roll out dough on a floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with star-shaped cookie cutter. Place a teaspoonful of Nut Filling in the center of each star. Bring the 5 points upright; starting at the base, pinch sides together so points stand up, allowing filling to show. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) 7 to 10 minutes until light golden brown.

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