Cinnamon Stars

Cinnamon Stars

Here’s a German-style cookie drizzled with cinnamon icing – a delicious dessert for Christmas occasion.

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About 8 dozen cookies

1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
cup butter or margarine, softened
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon cream of tartar
teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cinnamon Icing
cup red cinnamon candies
cup water
2 1/2
cups powdered sugar
  1. In large bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and the butter with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth. Beat in flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and cinnamon until well blended. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Heat oven to 375°F (if using dark or nonstick cookie sheet, heat oven to 350°F). Divide dough in half. On lightly floured surface, roll half of dough at a time 1/4 inch thick. Cut with 2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter. On ungreased cookie sheets, place stars 1 inch apart.
  3. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until light golden. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. In 2-quart saucepan, heat candies and water to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until candies are melted. Remove from heat. With wire whisk, stir in 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, until smooth. Drizzle icing over cookies. (Icing sets up quickly; if necessary, add water, 1 teaspoon at a time, for drizzling consistency.)
Makes About 8 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Holiday Hint
Wrap up these pretty glazed cookie stars with a cookie cutter along with the recipe so your friends can make their own.
If you're in a hurry, skip making the icing from scratch and use decorating icing instead.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 50
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 25mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.