This is just a simple tweak on a basic butter cookie. It was going to be more complicated, until I was distracted while measuring. Also my stars didn’t always look like starfish, but my four year old used my new cookie cutter with his playdough. Instead of getting mad I went with the theme. When sprinkling cookies with sugar, it is important to choose one with large grains, like turbinado. Turbinado can be found under the brand name Sugar In The Raw.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter – softened
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar – packed
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- powdered sugar for dusting while rolling to prevent sticking about 1/4 cup.
- 1 egg white for brushing
- turbinado sugar for sprinkling
Beat the butter, sugar, and honey together until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla and mix until smooth. This batter will not be as smooth as one with only brown and white sugars, but that’s OK.
In another bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
Slowly mix the flour mixture into the batter. Stir until just mixed.
Shape into a disk and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Lightly dust your work surface with powdered sugar and roll the dough out to 1/4″ thick. Cut out and place on a cool, ungreased baking sheet.
Brush with egg white and sprinkle with sugar if desired.
Bake at 350 for 8 – 10 minutes. The edges will start to brown when these cookies are done baking, they are quite bland if underdone.