Cinnamon Stars

Cinnamon Stars
Cinnamon Stars

Country Crock

Cinnamon Stars

Ingredients

  • large eggs
  • Country Crock Spreadable Sticks
  • 1  Cup  sugar
  • 1  Tablespoon  vanilla extract
  • 3  Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 2  Tablespoons  sugar, for sprinkling

Directions

Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Separate 1 egg; set aside.

Beat Country Crock® Spreadable Sticks with 1 cup sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in whole egg, egg yolk and vanilla until blended. Beat in flour. Divide dough into 4 pieces and shape into disks. Wrap each in plastic wrap and chill at least 2 hours or until firm.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Remove plastic wrap and roll dough 1/8-inch thick on floured surface. Cut out cookies with 2-inch star or round cookie cutter; arrange on prepared baking sheets. If dough becomes too soft, return to refrigerator to firm up. Brush tops of cookies with lightly beaten egg white, then sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar blended with cinnamon. Bake 10 minutes or until edges are just golden. Let stand 2 minutes; remove cookies from sheets and cool completely on wire rack.

Cinnamon Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Cinnamon Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.