Holiday Entertaining: Miniature Gold Star Sugar Cookies

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Holiday Entertaining

The Technique 

Miniature Gold Star Sugar Cookies

Classic Sugar Cookie dough may be cut into various shapes & sizes in order to create cookies for holiday gifting. A small 1-inch cutter will yield approximately 10 dozen or so miniature nibbles that are ideal to package in glassine bags with a bit of ribbon or string. The Miniature Gold Star Sugar Cookies make wonderful additions to packages & presents in lieu of bows or may be given to teachers & friends as gifts. Today’s lesson focuses on using food coloring paste to create a saturated hue to these festive sweets. It’s a cookie decorating technique that is quite simple to achieve. Learn how to replicate the look for your own special creations. 

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How To Decorate Sugar Cookies With Food Coloring Paste

Food coloring paste is often times a go to resource when festive icings & frostings are desired. However, cookie dough may take on an entirely new look when it is kneaded into the recipe formula just after blending. This technique is best when applied to basic vanilla colored doughs as the color will read more vibrant & intense. Learn how to craft these adorable cookies using this simple decorating idea.

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Once the Classic Sugar Cookie dough has been prepared, transfer to a lightly floured work surface. Tint the dough using the yellow food coloring paste by kneading it until evenly distributed. Divide the dough into four pieces & form them into discs. Wrap each disc with plastic. Chill 30 minutes or up to 2 days.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll 1 of the dough discs to a 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut 1-inch star shapes. Place 1/4-inch apart on a parchment paper-lined half sheet pan. Re-roll the dough scraps & repeat the process. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until lightly golden around the tips. Cool completely. Save the remaining 3 dough discs for another use or repeat the process to create additional cookies. 

The Tune
“My Dearest Darling” Etta James
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