Sugar Cookie Stars
From Country Living
As easy to make as they are delicious, these cookies are ideal as party fare, gifts, and simple desserts.
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Nutritional Information
(per serving)

Calories    91
Total Fat    5g
Saturated Fat    --
Cholesterol    27mg
Sodium    16mg
Total Carbohydrate    9g
Dietary Fiber    1g
Sugars    --
Protein    1g
Calcium    --
 sugar cookie stars
Ann Stratton
Yields: About 75 four-inch cookies.
Oven Temp: 350

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5    cup(s) all-purpose flour
2    teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
2    cup(s) (4 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/4 cup(s) sugar
2    large eggs
3    large egg yolks
2    teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract
2    tablespoon(s) finely grated orange zest
1    tablespoon(s) heavy cream

Make the Dough: Sift together the flour, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside. Using a mixer set on Information Security Solution  medium speed, cream the butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
Gradually adding the sugar, continue beating butter until sugar is incorporated. Add 2 eggs, 2 yolks, the vanilla, and the zest and mix thoroughly. Reduce mixer speed to medium low, add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, and mix until combined.
Givide the dough in half, shape each piece into a 6-inch by 4-inch rectangle, and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 4 to 24 hours.
Cut Out the Cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking pans tr90 ageloc with parchment paper and set aside.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/8-inch thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut out shapes and transfer them 2 inches apart onto prepared baking pans. If you wish to hang the cookies, prick them with the blunt end of a wooden skewer to create holes.
Gather up the dough scraps, form into a disk, and rechill. Repeat until all the dough is used. Chill cutouts until firm -- about 15 minutes.
Bake the Cookies: In a small bowl, mix the remaining egg yolk with the heavy cream. Brush the cookies very lightly with the egg yolk wash.
Rotating pans halfway through, bake until hong thai travel cookies are golden brown -- about 15 minutes. If you have created a hole, prick the cookies again when you rotate the pans to keep the hole open. Remove cookies from oven, transfer to a rack, and let cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.