Berry-Topped Stars Recipe
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Berry-Topped Stars Recipe

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Our home economists needed just six ingredients to make these sweet treats that start with store-bought cookie dough. They’re sure to be the star at Fourth of July celebrations, but they’re great for any summer occasion.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 tube (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 24 small fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 4 large kiwifruit, peeled and sliced or 1 cup fresh blueberries

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 150 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 119mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, beat cookie dough and flour until combined. Roll on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. star-shaped cookie cutter.
  2. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Set aside 1-2 tablespoons. Spread remaining frosting over cookies. Place five strawberry slices on each cookie. Using reserved frosting, attach one kiwi slice or 4-5 blueberries to each. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Berry-Topped Stars in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p43

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Tutsays 207887
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

"This is an excellent recipe, however, after keeping this recipe in the refrigerated as directed over night, I came back to mushy cookies that you couldn't even pick up! I ended up pressing them all into a square and freezing (which turned into a very yummy snack for a very hot memorial day). I would warn to make the day of and to put these out immediately. After spending the time to arrange the fruit to look perfect, it seemed like such a waste to have to mush it all together! Delicious flavors though - I used 2 Tablespoons of Orange Juice to sweeten the cream cheese instead of powdered sugar and the flavor was perfect!"

tatortot52 63661
Reviewed May. 28, 2011

"I have put Blueberries in the middle for the 4th of July"

42xa8p3k 155028
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2010

"They were a huge success with most gobbling down one after another !! Very easy, not tons of time, and attractive."

joyriver 158744
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2008

"To make even faster, use store bought sugar cookies, frost and garnish with any fresh fruit - Really good flavor."

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