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Berry-Topped Stars

 Berry-Topped Stars
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
24 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 150 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 119 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.