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Sandwich Stars

Always a classic, cutout sugar cookies are a traditional treat for Christmas or any other holiday.

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  • Makes: 18 servings
  • Yields: 18 sandwich cookies
  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Chill: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Bake: 7 mins 375°F

Sandwich Stars



  1. For browned butter, in small saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Reduce heat; cook until butter is light brown (12 minutes). Remove from heat; pour in large bowl. Chill 1-1/2 hours or freeze 45 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Set aside 4 teaspoons browned butter. Beat remaining 2/3 cup butter on medium to high 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt; beat to combine, scraping bowl. Beat in egg, milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in as much flour as you can; stir in remaining. Divide dough in half. On floured surface, roll half the dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness; using 2-1/2-inch stars, cut out dough. Use small star cutter to cut out centers of half of large stars. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on wire rack. Spread filling, top with cutout cookie. Makes 18 sandwich cookies.

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Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to to 3 days.

Nutrition facts are given per sandwich cookie.

Browned Butter Filling



  1. In bowl beat browned butter 30 seconds; beat in vanilla and powdered sugar. If needed, add milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make spreadable. Tint with red or green food coloring.

Nutrition Facts (Sandwich Stars)

    Per serving:
  • 209 kcal cal.,
  • 8 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 32 mg chol.,
  • 105 mg sodium,
  • 32 g carb.,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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