Star-Light Star-Bright Cut-Outs

Star-Light Star-Bright Cut-Outs
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Jam filled cut-out cookies will be the highlight of your holiday cookie tray.
1:00
Prep Time
2:30
Total Time
42 cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

2/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3 ounces
cream cheese, softened
1 cup
sugar
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 teaspoon
freshly grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon
lemon juice
2 1/4 cups
all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon
baking soda
1/4 teaspoon
salt
1/2 cup
your favorite jam

Frosting

2 cups
powdered sugar
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon
vanilla
2 to 3 tablespoons
milk
Food color
 
Decorator sugars and decorator candies

Directions

  1. Combine butter and cream cheese in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes). Add sugar, egg, lemon peel and lemon juice; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low. Add flour, baking soda and salt; continue beating until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Divide dough in half; shape each half into ball. Flatten each ball slightly. Wrap in plastic food wrap; refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. 
  3. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time, (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2 to 3-inch cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Place 1/4 teaspoon jam in center of each cookie; spread slightly. Top with another cookie. Gently press edges to seal.
  4. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet. Cool completely.
  5. Combine 1/4 cup butter, powdered sugar and vanilla in small mixer bowl. Beat at low speed, adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Tint frosting with food color, if desired; frost and decorate cookies.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
120
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
18g
Protein
1g
Fat
5g
Sodium
80mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Made a great hit at a party . lost the recipe but am glad to have again. When you use jelly between place cookies at an angle and dust with powdered sugar.

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