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Star Cookies

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
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To make these patriotic cookies (which can be used to garnish our Celebration Cupcakes), start with the Jam Stars recipe.

Ingredients

  • Jam Stars recipe
  • Wooden skewers
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Red or blue food coloring

How to Make It

  1. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness; cut with a 2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter. Place on baking sheet, and insert a short wooden skewer halfway into side of each cookie. Bake as directed.

  2. Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar, half-and-half, and vanilla, stirring with a whisk until icing is smooth. Divide into batches, and tint with desired amount of red or blue food coloring. Spoon icing onto cooled cookies, and spread to edges.