Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Pakistan's Independence Day : Sparkling Hearts and Stars Sugar Cookies

Sparkling Hearts and Stars Sugar Cookies ... Add some sparkle to your cookies! Simple, easy to make and delicious cookies, made with classic sugar cookie dough and colored sparkling sugars.

Happy Independence Day! 
Wishing every Pakistani happiness and peace today and always! 
Have a sparkling day!
Long Live Pakistan!

Sparkling Hearts and Stars Sugar Cookies

Makes : 40 cookies

Ingredients :
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for shaping the cookies
  • 1/4 tsp.  baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp.  salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • 1 tsp.  vanilla extract
  • Sparkling sugar, as required
Method :
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Add one egg and beat until fluffy. Beat in the vanilla.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture, beating on low speed until just incorporated. 
  • Shape into a disk and refrigerate, wrapped, for at least 1 hour.
  • Heat oven to 180 C / 350 F. Line cookie sheets with baking paper; set aside.
  • Divide the dough in half. On a floured surface, roll each piece out 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters.
  • Transfer cookies to cookie sheets with spatula, leaving ( 1 to 1 1/2 inch ) space between them.
  • Brush beaten egg over top of each cookie. Sprinkle sparkling sugar; press sugar gently.
  • Bake at 180 C / 350 F until just beginning to brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Cool slightly on baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Notes :
  • To make your own sparkling sugar, simply color the granulated sugar ( that's what I did ). Take granulated sugar in a bowl, add a drop of food color and mix with a spoon until well combined. Add more color until you reach your desired color. Spread the colored sugar on a plate and let dry completely.
  • You can skip the egg wash, simply sprinkle sparking sugar on top and press gently.
Recipe Source: Real Simple
Another variation : Sparkling Sugar Cutout Cookies ( without egg

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Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


  1. masha allah, yummy cookies....

    Cute and beautiful cookies - perfect to celebrate this special day that you have!

  3. Yummy cookies with green sparkles.Happy Independence day to u too Ambreen.

  4. I love a good sugar cookie and this definitely looks like a winner!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  5. Happy Independence day!!! Love the green sparkle on these cookies :)

  6. Cute,pretty,attractive and gorgeous looking cookies,happy Independence day dear.

  7. Jashn e azaadi mubarak!
    Your cookies look fabulous! I love that they always retain their shape!

    1. Thank you so much Razina, Rafeeda, Winnie, Linsy, Meena, Eric, Zubaida, Priya & Henna for your lovely comments :)

  8. Belated Independence Day wishes....cookies look crunchy and that green colored sugar topping...

  9. Happy belated Independence Day Ambreen. Your cookies look very festive and cute!

  10. The cookies luk really cute Ambreen. Very nice.

  11. Very lovely cookies, nice color.

  12. Perfectly baked cookies. Love the color and the decoration :)


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