Stardust Cookies

Try this quick and easy variation on the Star Burst cookies: dust your colored stars with a little powered sugar for a little extra sweetness. Don’t forget the napkins!


25 minutes


10 minutes


2-4 dozen




  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Challenge Butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • red and blue food coloring
  • powdered sugar


  • 1
    To make the cookie dough, start by creaming the butter. Then gradually add sugar and flour. Beat until light and fluffy.
  • 2
    Divide the dough into three equal portions. Add red food color to one portion and blue to another. Keep one portion uncolored.
  • 3
    Center each portion of dough into its own gallon-sized plastic food storage bag and chill dough anywhere from 20 minutes to several days.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut out stars with 3-inch star shaped cutters, and bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until edges are slightly browned.
  • 5
    Remove cookies from oven and dust them with powdered sugar, either with a shaker or by gently shaking them in a bag with powered sugar.