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Sugar Star & Flag Cookies Recipe

Sugar Star & Flag Cookies Recipe

A favorite cookie to send to troops overseas, these soft sugar cookies ship well and taste great! —Susan Whetzel, Pearisburg, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:120 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Decorating icing and/or colored sugars


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2- to 3-in. cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugars as desired.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate with icing and additional sugars if desired. Yield: 10 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 51 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch.

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keig46 User ID: 4852801 226874
Reviewed May. 24, 2015

"Didn't make 120 cookies at 1/4 inch. I got about 60. They taste better with lemon frosting."

supersportgirl User ID: 4980393 110075
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"Great cookies! I always like finding soft cookie recipes. I used the Royal Icing and it set up great. I didn't use a pastry bag, I only made stars and just spread it on with a knife. I decreased the baking time on mine because I thought they were getting too brown, maybe I made them a bit thinner than the recipe called for. I actually shipped them to my husband overseas!"

l2bake User ID: 2030987 188508
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2010

"Delicious cookies, but I have never been able to get 10 dozen out of the dough though."

Poots User ID: 1413102 117925
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"This was an excellent recipe, easy to make and rolled out and tasted great. Only I made them as "Canada Day" cookies and everyone wanted the recipe. Thank You!"

warrenwoman58 User ID: 1188693 176114
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2010

"These cookies were a pain to ice and really didn't have any flavor."

shopaun User ID: 5107634 128653
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"What frosting recipe did everyone use?"

alexstich User ID: 5082610 176112
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2010

"I brought these to a party and they were a big hit! I put in orange peel and orange juice instead of lemon, and everyone loved them!"

LadyDiBellevue User ID: 3165769 211590
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2010

"We had plenty to share and they were well received."

rainiebob User ID: 525587 146423
Reviewed May. 22, 2010

"loved the cookies, and yes it does indeed make lots of cookies!!"

emmy22 User ID: 4795465 211589
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"Yes, it has a lot of butter, cream cheese, sugar, and eggs, but it makes 120 cookies! One cookie only has 51 calories and 2 grams fat. Think before you criticize please."

cen06451 User ID: 3914877 103853
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2009

"I had the same thought. Why is this in the "Low Fat" category?"

rkoehly User ID: 3907331 103848
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2009

"This recipe is low fat????? Doesn't look so, with the 2 cups sugar, butter and cream cheese."

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