Berry Topped Stars

A fresh and delicious way to enjoy star-shaped shortbread cookies. Blend butter, cream cheese, and sugar into a delightful cream cheese topping and spread it on your cookies. Thinly slice strawberries and arrange them with blueberries on top.


35 minutes


10 minutes


2 to 4 dozen





  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Challenge Butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour


  • 2 Tablespoons Challenge Butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries



  • 1

    To make the cookie dough, start by creaming the butter. Then gradually add sugar and flour. Beat until light and fluffy.

  • 2

    Divide dough in half, center each portion into its own gallon-sized plastic food storage bag, and roll to ⅛-inch thickness. Chill dough anywhere from 20 minutes to several days.

  • 3

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut dough into stars with a 3-inch star shaped cutter.

  • 4

    Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool.


  • 5

    Blend together 2 tablespoons of butter, 4 ounces of cream cheese and ⅓ cup powdered sugar (have ingredients at room temperature).

  • 6

    Spread baked cookies with cream cheese topping and arrange thin slices of strawberries and a few whole blueberries on top.

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