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 to 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.

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