Grandma’s Star Cookies

“My husband’s grandma would only make these butter cutouts with a star cookie cutter. I use various shapes for celebrations throughout the year.” —Jenny Brown, West Lafayette, Indiana

Grandma's Star Cookies
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
84cookies 1 hour + chilling 10minutes/batch + cooling
Servings Prep Time
84cookies 1 hour + chilling
Cook Time
10minutes/batch + cooling
Portions: cookies
Portions: cookies
  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in orange juice concentrate and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate until easy to handle, about 2 hours.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a 3-in. star-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° until edges are firm, 7-8 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For frosting, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, orange juice concentrate, vanilla and enough milk to reach spreading consistency. Tint with food colouring if desired. Frost cookies; decorate as desired.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 111 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 77mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.