Fireflies: Sugar Star & Flag Cookies [Taste of Home]         

Jul 11, 2012

Sugar Star & Flag Cookies [Taste of Home]


1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Decorating icing and/or colored sugars


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2- to 3-in. cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. 
  • Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate with icing and additional sugars if desired. Yield: 10 dozen.
    This recipe comes from Taste of Home  WEBSITE
    Nutritional Facts
    1 cookie equals 51 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 42 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 starch.
Originally published as Sugar Star & Flag Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 2009


I cannot wait for you to meet Rachel Skvaril [The Fondant Flinger]!  She has agreed to create for us, Fireflies theme-based recipes each month beginning this September.   We are all in for a huge treat, I promise you.  Here's an example of her talents as she creates a nutritional red, white, and blue treat for Fireflies Presents!   We will introduce Rachel properly in September...In the meantime, thanks Rach, for becoming a part of the Fireflies Team!

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