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 User ID: 5965110 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 User ID: 1011539 63661
Reviewed May. 28, 2011

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

42xa8p3k User ID: 1329776 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 User ID: 3203363 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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