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Star Cookies

Star Cookies are chewy and chewy sweet cookies that are perfect for the holiday season.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 24 Cookies
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Wendy

Equipment

  • Easy to Make
  • Festive and Delicious
  • Perfect for Holiday Parties
  • Looks Amazing on a Dessert Table
  • Crowd Pleaser

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Decorations

  • 1 can blue frosting
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Beat the butter and cream cheese at medium speed until mixed and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Beat again until smooth and creamy, about 5 additional minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, about ½ cup at a time, just until mixed.
  • Shape the dough into a rectangle and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven 375 degrees. Prepare two or three large rimmed, baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll out the cookie dough to ½ inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters and transfer to the baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or just until the edges are set and the cookies are puffed.
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheets. Decorate as desired.

Frost the cookies

  • Place cookies on a cooling rack. Then place the cooling rack on top of a baking sheet.
  • Open a can of frosting and remove the foil label completely.
  • Place in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds. Stir well. Repeat in 15 second increments if needed. Heat the frosting until it is pourable
  • Allow the icing to cool slightly before frosting the cookies.
  • Slowly pour the frosting over the cookies until the cookies is completely covered.
  • While the frosting is still wet, apply desired sprinkles, candies, and decorations.
  • Allow icing to completely dry before storing in an airtight container.

Notes

  • Make sure the cream cheese cookies are completely cooled before you place them in the freezer for long-term storage.
  • Cookie dough can be stored in the fridge for up to 18 hours. I like to make my cookie dough at night and then allow it to chill while I sleep.
  • Out of parchment paper? Use cooking spray instead of parchment paper.
  • Change up the coloring of the frosting by using any color that you have on hand.
  • I used store-bought frosting to make an easy royal icing.
  • You can use homemade royal icing if you prefer.
  • Can't find blue frosting at the grocery store? Use vanilla frosting and blue food coloring.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 373IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg