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Star Fruit Cookies

The perfect red-white-and-blue treat for you and your kiddos this Independence Day!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Servings - 10 servings

Ingredients 

  • 11 Tbsp softened butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp vanilla extract, divided
  • 5 oz softened cream cheese
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 lb. strawberries, washed and sliced

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 350F.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat together 5 Tbsp softened butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Mix in your egg and 1 Tbsp vanilla.
  • Mix in your flour, salt, and baking powder until you have a thick dough.
  • Form your dough into a large dough ball and roll it out with a rolling pin.
  • Use your star cookie-cutter to cut out about 10 stars.
  • Place the stars on your parchment paper and bake for exactly 10 minutes, then let cool.
  • While cooling, mix together your 6 Tbsp softened butter, softened cream cheese, 1 tsp vanilla and powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until you have a creamy frosting.
  • Scoop your frosting into a large decorating bag, cut a small piece off the tip, and begin frosting your cookies.
  • Wash and slice your strawberries.
  • Place five strawberry slices on each cookie in a pinwheel shape and enjoy!