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Sugar Cookie Stars

Sandwich your favorite jam in between two star-shaped sugar cookies (made from storebought dough) for an easy, fruity cookie treat. 

Real Simple DECEMBER 2005

  • Yield: Makes about 36 two-inch sandwich cookies


  • 1 18-ounce tube sugar cookie dough (such as Pillsbury)
  • Flour for the work surface
  • 3/4 to 1 cup jam (any flavor)


Heat oven to 350° F.

Cut the dough crosswise into 2 portions; refrigerate 1 portion.

Roll the other one on a floured surface to 1/8 inch thick. Using a small (preferably 2-inch) star-shaped cookie cutter, cut the dough into cookies. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Bake until golden around the edges, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Repeat with the remaining dough, rerolling the scraps. Turn half the cookies upside down and spread with about 1/2 teaspoon of jam each. Sandwich with the remaining cookies.

In Advance: Bake the cookies the day before and store them at room temperature. Sandwich them with the jam on the day of the party.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 13.04mg
  • Calories: 83.42
  • Calories from fat: 32%
  • Carbohydrate: 13.72g
  • Cholesterol: 4.11mg
  • Fat: 2.94g
  • Fiber: 0.18g
  • Iron: 0.27mg
  • Protein: 0.62mg
  • Saturated fat: 0.75g
  • Sodium: 62.31mg

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