Makes: 4 dozen cookies. Prep: 15 minutes. Refrigerate: 30 minutes. Bake: at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.




  • Heat oven to 350°F.

  • In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

  • In another large bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs and extracts. Beat in dry ingredients on low until just combined.

  • Place dough in a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe stars, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased baking sheets. Place a glace cherry half on top of each. Refrigerate baking sheets for 30 minutes.

  • Bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes, until edges just start to brown.

  • Remove cookies from baking sheets to wire racks and let cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.