Lemon Sour Cream Stars

Lemon Sour Cream Stars

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based on 79 reviews
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20 min.
148 min.
96 cookies

These festive lemon and sour cream star cookies are a fun addition to your holiday cookie repertoire.


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 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 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable shortening
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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 flour. Divide dough into 4 equal portions; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until firm.

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

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.

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.

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.

lemon extract; increase vanilla extract to 2 teaspoons. Prepare as above.

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Lemon Sour Cream Stars

They are very attractive but I thought they lost some of the lemon flavor in the baking. It wasn't as potent. I had to add extra flour as the batter was very sticky.

- Goldie Melville from PLATTEVILLE, WI

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The cookies taste great, but I could not get them to roll (and I am experienced at cut-out cookies), possibly because I used stick margarine instead of the butter. I ended up patting the dough out in the cookie sheet so I didn't waste it!

- Cindy Deatsman from LEXINGTON, OH

Lemon Sour Cream Stars

I made these to take to the school meeting, all the teacher wanted the recipe. they were all gone when I left.

- RaeLene Ray from MOORCROFT, WY

Lemon Sour Cream Stars

I made these and they were excellent!

- Barbara Green from VINCENNES, IN

Lemon Sour Cream Stars

Don't usually make cookies that require a refrigeration time but these were intriguing. Wonderful taste, everyone took seconds and thirds.

- MARGARET FODOR from Westland, MI

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/96 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 96

  • Amount Per Serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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