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Lemon Sour Cream Stars

Lemon Sour Cream Stars
20 minutes
8 minutes
96 cookies
  • These festive lemon and sour cream star cookies are a fun addition to your holiday cookie repertoire.
Key Ingredients
Morsels and Baking Ingredients
NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
12 oz.
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened (we recommend Land O Lakes® Butter)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable shortening
Make It
Step 1
Beat 2 cups flour, sugar, butter, sour cream, eggs, baking powder, lemon extract, baking soda, vanilla extract and salt in a large mixing bowl until well mixed. Stir in remaining 2 cups flour. Divide dough into 4 equal portions; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until firm.
Step 2
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Step 3
Roll out 1 dough portion on a well-floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Keep remaining dough portions refrigerated. Cut with a 2 1/2- to 3-inch star-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining dough portions.
Step 4
Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Step 5
Microwave morsels and vegetable shortening in a small, heavy-duty plastic bag on HIGH power for 1 minute; knead. Microwave at additional 10 to 20-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle over cookies.
Step 6
For Sour Cream Cut-Outs: Omit lemon extract; increase vanilla extract to 2 teaspoons. Prepare as above.
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