Cinnamon Sugar Stars

Makes: about 2 1/4 dozen.

Cinnamon Sugar Stars
Yield: about 2-1/4 dozen Chill several hours or overnight Bake 350°F 10 mins to 12 mins


  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch cloves
  • 3/4 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 recipe Royal Icing (recipe follows)

Make It

1. Stir together flour, salt, cinnamon, and cloves in a medium-sized bowl.

2. Beat together sugar, butter, sour cream, egg yolk and vanilla in large bowl until creamy and smooth, about 2 minutes. Stir in flour mixture. Shape into disk; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

3. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

4. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 3/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2-1/2- and 1-3/4-inch star cookie cutters. Bake in 350 degrees F oven 10 to 12 minutes. Cool.

5. Pipe Royal Icing on large stars. Frost small stars; decorate with colored sugar or non-pareils. Glue small stars on large stars with icing.

Royal Icing


  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon meringue powder
  • Food coloring

Make It

1. Beat together confectioner's sugar, water and meringue powder in small bowl until stiff and fluffy. Divide into 5 small bowls. Stir food coloring and a few drops of water into 4 dishes; add just water to fifth bowl. Icing should be thick and opaque but no longer hold a peak. Use to decorate cookies.