These patriotic cookies will shine at any Independence Day party

Looking to add a few more stars to your stars-and-stripes celebration? Try baking a batch of these Lemon Star Cookies with Fresh Berries to add a dash of red, white and blue to your Fourth of July festivities.

Lemon Stars with Fresh Berries

1 (16.5 ounce) chub sugar cookie dough
1 (8 ounce) package Neufchâtel Cheese, softened
1/2 cup  powdered sugar
1 cup frozen lite whipped topping, thawed
1/2 cup lemon curd
fresh blueberries & raspberries
fresh lemon peel, optional

1. Preheat oven to 375°F
2. Roll dough out to 1/4-inch thick. Using a star cookie cutter, cut out cookies; place on large baking sheets. Bake 7 to 8 minutes. Cool on baking sheet 1 minute. Remove to cooling rack; cool completely.
3. Place Neufchâtel and sugar in a large bowl; using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat until light and fluffy. Add whipped topping and lemon curd; mix until just combined.
4. Spread cookies with cheese mixture.
5. Top with berries. Garnish with lemon peel, if desired.

Cook’s notes:
Lemon Curd can be found in the jelly aisle.
Number of cookies vary depending on size of cookie cutter.
A 3-inch star cookie cutter will yield 16 or more cookies.
~ Courtesy of Cub Foods


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