Christmas Cookies: Holiday Stars

by Kelsey Norwood

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star sugar cookies recipe

This cookie won me the Prettiest Cookie prize at the annual Cookie Swap party I attend every year, it’s that pretty. And yummy too! Here’s the recipe that will surely impress especially your kids:


1 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. shortening
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
3/4 c. colored sugar

1. In large bowl, beat sugar, butter, shortening, vanilla, and eggs on medium speed. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour.

2. Heat oven to 400. Roll dough 1/8″ thick on well-floured surface. Cut with 2 1/2″ star cookie cutter. On each cookie, cut slit between 2 points to just past the center. Spread to make 1/4″ opening. Place on cookie sheet and sprinkle with colored sugar.

3. Bake 6-8 minutes, cool 1 minute, and remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Fit cookies together in pairs.

{Recipe from the Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook}

These cookies were really not as hard or as time consuming as I thought they’d be. Using the colored sugar before cooking means you don’t need to frost, which is a huge time saver.

Happy Holidays!


1 Amanda N December 21, 2010 at 11:11 am

Kelsey! I love these cookies! I like the colour especially, such a nice change from the red and green you see everywhere.

I got my cookbook in the mail today! Thank you again!! I’ve already looked at every page and earmarked what I’m going to make this weekend! :)

I might have to add these cookies to the list :)

2 Rose Gold December 29, 2010 at 6:03 am

Great! I like the toppings and I love its color. I think having this one is perfect for a debut party.

3 Missy January 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Your cookies are always impressive.

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