Holiday Star Butter Cookies Recipe

Star Spangled Sandwich Cookies

These cookies make a fun Fourth of July centerpiece.

1:30 prep time
18 cookies
151 Rating



1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Flat wooden craft sticks


2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk


2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 teaspoons water
Red, white and blue decorator sugars or sprinkles


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine sugar, 1/2 cup butter, sour cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla in bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; continue beating until well mixed.

Divide dough in half. Working with one-half at a time; roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch star cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Place wooden craft stick under each star; pressing cookie dough gently into stick. Bake 5-6 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet; carefully remove to cooling rack. 

Repeat rolling and cutting with remaining dough. (Do Not Insert Sticks.) Bake 5-6 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet; carefully remove to cooling rack. 

Combine powdered sugar, 1/4 cup butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla in bowl. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Add milk; continue beating until well mixed. Beat at high speed until creamy. Cover; set aside. 

Combine corn syrup and water in another bowl. Brush glaze over 1 cookie without stick; immediately sprinkle with decorator sugars or sprinkles, as desired. Repeat with remaining cookies.

Frost bottom of 1 cookie with stick with about 1 teaspoon frosting. Place 1 decorated cookie without stick over frosting; press down slightly. Repeat with remaining cookies.

Recipe Tip

- These cookies can be made as regular cookies on a stick and not sandwiched. Place craft stick under all cookies before baking and decorate as desired.

- Push craft stick into Styrofoam and tie red and blue curling ribbon around stick for a festive centerpiece.

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 230

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 180mg

Carbohydrates: 37g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #15385©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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they were a hit at my son's 4th of July party

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