Sugar Star & Flag Cookies Recipe
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Sugar Star & Flag Cookies Recipe

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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
MAKES:120 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 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

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.


  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.
Editor's Note: If shipping these cookies, consider decorating with royal icing (recipe also in Recipe Finder).
Originally published as Sugar Star & Flag Cookies in Taste of Home

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keig46 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 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 188508
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2010

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

Poots 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 176114
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2010

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

shopaun 128653
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"What frosting recipe did everyone use?"

alexstich 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 211590
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2010

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

rainiebob 146423
Reviewed May. 22, 2010

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

emmy22 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."

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