Gold Star White Chocolate Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Nut-Free, Vegetarian
Serves: 25-30 cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (this amounts to TWO 8 tablespoon sticks of butter)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 pounds white chocolate
  • Gold sugar or sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Add butter and sugar to a mixing bowl. Cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Add eggs one at a time beating with mixer until smooth.
  3. Add vanilla. Beat with mixer until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, add flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well until combined.
  5. Add the bowl with the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Beat with mixer until well combined.
  6. Cover the dough and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about ½ inch thickness.
  9. Using a 3-inch star shaped cookie cutter, cut shapes into the dough.
  10. Re-roll any remaining cookie dough and repeat the process from step 9 until all the dough is used.
  11. Place cookies 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges begin to brown.
  12. Carefully remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  13. Melt white chocolate in a double boiler (see note)
  14. Lay out 1-2 large pieces of parchment paper (enough to accommodate all your cookies!)
  15. Take one cookie and carefully dip the top of it into the white chocolate. Let excess drip off.
  16. Place cookie onto parchment paper and sprinkle with the gold sugar.
  17. Repeat the process with the remaining cookies.
  18. Place cookies in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow chocolate to harden. Enjoy!
Notes
White chocolate seizes up easily, so be sure to keep an eye on it while it's melting. I recommend you melt the chocolate in a double boiler because if you do it in the microwave, it is more likely to become lumpy. After the chocolate is melted, stir well to get rid of any lumps.

Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as you’re mixing.

You can flour the cookie cutter to keep it from sticking to the dough.
Recipe by A Bite of Inspiration at https://abiteofinspiration.com/2017/02/21/gold-star-white-chocolate-cookies/