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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Stars

Fill the dessert table with star-spangled treats! Like these easy to make — and eat — chilled cookie dough stars

What can make a classic chocolate chip cookie even better? Cutting them in to star shapes, of course.

This recipe is courtesy of McCormick.


  • 8 Ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 Cups butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 Cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 Cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 4 Teaspoons vanilla extract, preferably McCormick
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 4 Cups vanilla wafer crumbs


In a large bowl with electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add sugars, vanilla and salt; mix until blended and smooth. Stir in vanilla wafer crumbs and chocolate chips.

Press cookie dough mixture firmly into an even layer onto bottom of foil-lined 15-by-10-by-1-inch shallow baking pan.

Freeze 1–2 hours or until firm.

Flip cookie dough onto cutting board. Remove foil.

Cut into star shapes with 2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter.

Press cookie dough scraps onto pan, refreezing cookie dough if too soft, to cut out more stars.

Freeze or refrigerate cookie dough stars until ready to serve.