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These cookies make a fun Fourth of July centerpiece.
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 very 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.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
they were a hit at my son's 4th of July party
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