Star Sugar Cookies


Sprinkle red and blue colored sugar, or sprinkles, on these fun sugar cookies for a patriotic treat to serve on the Fourth of July.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Chill Time:
1 hr
Bake Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 50 mins
Makes about 4-1/2 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoon milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 3 cup all-purpose flour

  • Granulated sugar; red and blue colored sugar; or sprinkles


  1. In large mixing bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough in halves. Wrap; refrigerate dough for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll half the dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Refrigerate remaining dough until ready to roll. With a 3-inch star-shape cookie cutter, cut dough. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with sugars.

  3. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes or until edges are light brown. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool. Makes about 4-1/2 dozen cookies.


Test Kitchen Tip:

For thicker, cakier cookies, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

35 Calories
2g Fat
4g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Calories 35
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 6mg 0%
Folate, total 8.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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