Recipes and Cooking Star Sugar Cookies 4.2 (10) Sprinkle red and blue colored sugar, or sprinkles, on these fun sugar cookies for a patriotic treat to serve on the Fourth of July. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on July 1, 2006 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 45 mins Chill Time: 60 mins Bake Time: 5 mins Total Time: 110 mins Yield: Makes about 4-1/2 dozen cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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 Directions 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. 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. 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 35 Calories 2g Fat 4g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.