Star cookies are a favorite Christmas cookie. These are not very sweet. ZM and LC like to sprinkle these with colored sugar before we bake them.
These are a fun and easy way to fulfill some of the Cub Scout cooking requirements.
Dad’s Favorite Star Cookies
1 cup soft butter (not margarine)
½ cup granulated sugar
2 ½ cups flour
Additional sugar for top
- Heat oven to 300.
- Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
- Stir in flour. Dough will be stiff.
- Divide dough in half and refrigerate for an hour.
- Roll or pat out on lightly floured surface until 1/3 inch thick.
- Cut with a star shaped cookie cutter and place on cookie sheet.
- Sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Remove to a wire rack and cool.
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