Snowy Stars

Snowy Stars
Servings: 30 Yield: 30 cookies Prep 30 mins Total Time 3 hrs (includes chilling time)


  • 1/2 Basic Recipe dough (see below)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces chopped unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • Powdered sugar

Make It

1. Add the flour, sugar, sour cream, baking powder, and salt to Basic Recipe dough. Beat to combine. add the melted chocolate and beat until completely incorporated. (Dough will be soft.) Shape the dough into a 12-inch log, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours or overnight.

2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

3. Slice the chilled log into 30 slices. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Using a star shaped stencil, dust the cookies with powdered sugar just before serving.

Basic Recipe


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Make It

1. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.

2. In a separate large bowl beat the butter and sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla. Gradually add the flour mixture, beating until just combined.

3. Divide the dough in half, and proceed with a cookie recipe. (Each recipe uses half of the Basic Recipe.) To save the dough for later use, shape each half into a disc, wrap in plastic, and freeze for up to a month.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 30; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 104, Fat, total (g): 5, chol. (mg): 15, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 13, Monounsaturated fat (g): 1, Polyunsaturated fat (g): , Trans fatty acid (g): , fiber (g): , sugar (g): 7, pro. (g): 1, vit. A (IU): 111, vit. C (mg): , Thiamin (mg): , Riboflavin (mg): , Niacin (mg): , Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg): , Folate (µg): 15, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg): , sodium (mg): 63, Potassium (mg): 40, calcium (mg): 14, iron (mg): 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.