Toffee Spattered Sugar Stars
  • 1 -1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Butter Flavor all-vegetable shortening or 1 Butter Flavor stick
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups Flour (plus 4 tablespoons), divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (6 ounces) milk chocolate English toffee chips, divided
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine sugar and shortening; beat at medium speed until well blended.
  2. Add eggs, corn syrup and vanilla extract; beat until well blended and fluffy.
  3. In a medium bowl combine 3 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add gradually to shortening mixture, beating at low speed until well blended.
  5. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces; shape each into disk.
  6. Wrap with plastic wrap.
  7. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  8. Heat oven to 375°F.
  9. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon flour on large sheet of waxed paper.
  10. Place disk of dough on floured paper; flatten slightly with hands.
  11. Turn dough over; cover with another large sheet of waxed paper.
  12. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
  13. Remove top sheet of waxed paper.
  14. Sprinkle about 1/4 of toffee chips over dough. Roll lightly into dough.
  15. Cut out with floured star or round cookie cutter.
  16. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough and toffee chips.
  17. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned around edges.
  18. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets; transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.
  19. Makes 6 Dozen Cookies
  20. Prep Time: 30 minutes
  21. Chill Time: 60 minutes
  22. Bake Time: 5-7 minutes per sheet