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Melania Trump's Star Cookies



  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 eggs yolks
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream


  1. Combine flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until blended. Add egg yolks, egg white and sour cream. Beat until smooth. Beat in flour mixture until dough just comes together.
  3. Form into two disks, wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  4. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Roll out one disk on liberally floured wax paper with a floured rolling pin to 1/8-inch thickness. Using a 2 1/2-inch star cutter, cut out star shapes and place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat with second disk.
  6. Gather up scraps, form into a disk and refrigerate.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes per batch, until lightly golden.
  8. Slide cookies onto a cooling rack and cool.
  9. Reroll chilled scraps, cut out additional stars and bake.

Yield: 4 dozen

Source: Family Circle magazine


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