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Pastel Marbled Stars

Pastel Marbled Stars

Tinting the dough eliminates the need for time-consuming decorating.

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55 min
Prep Time
02 hrs 15 min
Total Time


1 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup sour cream

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon orange extract

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 to 3 drops yellow food color

2 to 3 drops red food color

Large grain sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine 1 cup sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add sour cream, egg, orange zest, vanilla and orange extract; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Divide dough into thirds. Stir yellow food color into one-third of dough. Stir red food color into second third. Wrap each third in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Spoon 1 to 1 1/2-inch pieces from half of each color of dough randomly onto lightly floured surface (keeping remaining dough refrigerated). Press colors together to form circle. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2 to 2 1/2-inch star cookie cutter. Repeat with remaining dough.

  5. STEP 5

    Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with large grain sugar. Bake 5-7 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

50 Calories
2 Fat (g)
10 Cholesterol (mg)
40 Sodium (mg)
8 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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