Festive Holiday Star Cookies

December 12, 2013

'Tis the season for cookies and spice and everything nice! With batches of cookies to make for friends and family we opt for easy recipes like these classic Holiday Stars. Save time by using store-bought cookie dough and play around with your favorite color of icing and sprinkles! In no time you'll have beautifully festive cookies that everyone will enjoy (without breaking a sweat in the kitchen!).

Holiday Star Cookies
Courtesy of Pillsbury

1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies
1/4 to 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Ready-to-spread frosting (any white variety)
Coarse white sparkling sugar, if desired

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in 1/4 cup of the flour until well blended. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon flour onto work surface; coat all sides of dough with flour. With rolling pin, roll out dough 1/4 inch thick, adding additional flour as needed to prevent sticking.
With floured 2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter, cut out stars. Gently brush excess flour from stars; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Frost cookies with frosting. Sprinkle with sugar.