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Emma R.’s Taffy Twinkle Stars

“This is my grandmother’s recipe; in fact our recipe card is written in her handwriting! My mom has made these every Christmas for as long as I can remember, and we always used to leave these out for Santa when I was a kid."

Yield: Over 20 | Total Prep Time: Varies | Total Cook Time: 10 minutes



1 cup of butter or margarine

1/2 cup of molasses

1 teaspoon of vanilla

2 cups of sifted flour


1 cup of powdered sugar

1 tablespoon of water (or more)

1 teaspoon of vanilla


1. Blend butter with molasses in medium sized bowl; stir in 1 tsp of vanilla.

2. Gradually blend in flour.

3. Chill overnight.

4. Roll out a small amount at a time to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface.

5. Cut out with star shaped cutter.

6. Bake in 325º oven for 10 mins or until firm.

7. Cool on a wire rack.

8. To make icing: Blend powdered sugar, water and vanilla until smooth.

9. Ice in any design you want!