Shooting Star Cookies

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 Shooting Star Cookies

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  • Makes: 14 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich cookie
  • Makes: 14 sandwich cookies plus about 22 marbled cutouts
  • Prep: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Chill: 50 mins to 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Bake: 10 mins to 12 mins 325°F

Shooting Star Cookies

Directions

Plain Dough:

  1. In the large bowl of a stand mixer* combine the butter and sugar. Beat on high speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl and add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour and salt; whisk to combine. With the mixer on low, add the vanilla to the butter mixture, then gradually add the flour mixture until just combined (do not overmix). Transfer dough to a piece of plastic wrap and press into a rough rectangle. Wrap and chill for 20 minutes.

Blue Dough:

  1. In the large bowl of a stand mixer* combine the butter and sugar. Beat on high speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl and add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour and salt; whisk to combine. With the mixer on low, add the vanilla and food coloring to the butter mixture, then gradually add the flour mixture until just combined (do not overmix). Transfer dough to a piece of plastic wrap and press into a rough rectangle. Wrap and chill for 20 minutes.

Assembly:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Divide each dough in half. Roll each piece of dough into a 12x8-inch rectangle on a piece of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Invert a blue rectangle on top of a plain rectangle and remove top sheet of plastic wrap. Invert remaining plain rectangle on top of the stack, removing plastic wrap. Add remaining blue rectangle, and remove plastic wrap. Cut the dough crosswise into four 8x3-inch strips. Stack one strip on top of the other and press gently to adhere (16 layers). Wrap in plastic wrap and chill at least 30 minutes or up to 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Using a very sharp knife, trim the short ends of the stack. Cut a 1/4-inch slice from the short end of the stack. Press the slice with your hand until even and the layers hold together. Using a 3-inch star-shaped cookie cutter, cut a striped star from the slice. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining stack (you should have about 28 striped stars). Gather the scraps and pat together. Reroll to 1/4-inch thickness and cut 3-inch stars. Place all stars on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges of the cookies are very lightly browned. While still warm, cut again with clean 3-inch cutter. Using a small 1 1/2-inch star cutter, cut a small star from the middle of 14 marbled stars. Remove and cool on wire racks.
  3. Place half of the striped cookies top-sides down; pipe a thin ribbon of royal icing around the inside edge of each. Place a marbled cookie with cutout on top of each piped cookie, aligning edges. Let dry about 2 minutes. Spoon red sugar into the cutout in each. Pipe another thin strip of royal icing along the inside edge of each and top with remaining striped cookies, top sides up. Allow to dry completely, about 10 minutes.

Royal Icing:

  1. In a small bowl stir together the powdered sugar and egg whites. Add water, one teaspoon at a time, until mixture resembles a thick, pipable paste. Add a small drop of blue gel food coloring, if using, and stir to combine. Transfer to a small pastry bag fitted with a small round tip. Place a damp paper towel into the bottom of a tall glass and place the bag with royal icing with the tip resting in the towel to keep icing from hardening.

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You can also use a portable hand mixer.

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Nutrition Facts ( Shooting Star Cookies)

  • Per serving:
  • 366 kcal cal.,
  • 17 g fat
  • (10 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 4 g monounsatured fat),
  • 73 mg chol.,
  • 216 mg sodium,
  • 50 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 25 g sugar,
  • 5 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Reviews (3)

6 Ratings
665 Days Ago
I had to have a Xanax after attempting these cookies. Even expert bakers - beware. 4 hours of my life I will never get back.
745 Days Ago
This recipe is tedious and requires excellent handing skills. It's easier to make a small blocks of 8"x3" of striped dough, than handling 12"x8" sheets. The dough is a bit dry and fragile and tears easily. I had a small bowl of water to seal cracks once I laid each layer down. I used a cleaver to make each striped slice & scoop it up with the knife, onto the cookie sheet. It's impossible to get thin, even slices with the striped dough being so fickle. Recommend placing the cut slices on a cookie sheet, then using the cookie cutter and a dinner knife to push away scraps. Do the same for the interiors of the marbled stars. The flavor of the cookies are more like shortbread- pretty mild and not too impressive, given all the handiwork involved. Maybe once assembled, the sprinkles will give it more flavor.
1033 Days Ago
This recipe was very difficult to make and the worst part is that I wasn't even attempting to create the sandwich cookies, I just wanted to make striped cookies. I followed the dough recipe exactly and I bake often, so I'm fairly confident it's a bad recipe and not user error. Next time, I'll just make cut-out sugar cookies instead, which roll out so much more easily and taste a lot better too.

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