Star Sprinkle Cookies

They’re easy, they’re pretty and they taste fantastic–these star cookies are pretty much perfection.  Everybody in our household loves them, especially my mom, since this recipe is similar to cookies she used to get at a local bakery as a child.   The star shape and sprinkles make the cookies festive and beautiful without requiring any decorating skills (which is good, since I don’t have any).  Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • multicolored sprinkles

Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.  In another bowl, cream the sugar and butter.  Add the egg and two of the egg yolks one at a time, then the vanilla.  Add the flour mixture then cover and chill the dough for one hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/8 inch and use a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut it into stars.  Place the cookies on baking sheets.

Make a glaze by whisking the remaining egg yolk with the cream.  Brush the glaze over the tops of the cookies and then cover with sprinkles.  Bake 12 to 14 minutes.

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