Holiday Star Fruit Cookie

By Isabel Minunni

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Holiday Star Fruit Cookie

2 cups flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
½ cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup pretzels-broken into small pieces
2 Star fruit-sliced
¼ cup brown sugar
Iridescent sprinkles

In separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt together. Cream sugar and 1/2 butter with electric mixer until pale and fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla.  On low speed, mix in flour until well blended.  Take 3/4 of the batter and form into a disk. Wrap in plastic foil and place into refrigerator. Into remaining batter mix in pretzel pieces until combined.  Form dough into disk and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.  

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

On a floured surface, roll out the butter cookie and pretzel cookie dough about 1/8 of an inch thick. With the larger star cookie cutter, cut out about 20 stars of the butter cookie dough.  With the smaller star cookie cutter, cut out 20 starts of the pretzel dough. On large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, place the larger stars first and top with smaller stars. Finish by adding a slice of star fruit on each cookie.

In a small sauce pan melt brown sugar and remaining butter.  Brush each cookie with butter and sugar mixture and bake for 10-17 minutes, depending on the size of the cookie.  Take cookies out of oven, let cool for a couple of minutes, sprinkle each cookie with sprinkles, and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.  Enjoy!  

Makes about 20 cookies-depending on size