Thursday, December 10, 2015

A Star Birthday!

Cookies to celebrate a STAR BIRTHDAY! Simple and festive cookies to celebrate these extra special birthdays.
Have you heard of Star Birthdays? I hadn't until recently. My Aunt Janice, knower of all things cool and fun, clued me in on them.

Cookies to celebrate a STAR BIRTHDAY! Simple and festive cookies to celebrate these extra special birthdays.
A star birthday is when the year you're turning is the same number as your birth date. For example, my nephew turned 9 yesterday on December 9th! Star Birthday!!!

I made these little cookies to celebrate. (When you learn about a new holiday, cookies are mandatory.)

cookies to celebrate a STAR BIRTHDAY!
I found this letter and number cookie set at WalMart recently, but also found the set on Amazon. Hello, Prime shipping!

cookies to celebrate a STAR BIRTHDAY!
Originally, I intended to cut the numbers out in the center of the cookies, but then realized that wouldn't work for 9's. The circle in the middle would be missing. I decided to imprint them instead. To imprint, press the cutter into the cookie as soon as it comes out of the oven. I ended up really loving the imprints.

Cookies to celebrate a STAR BIRTHDAY! Simple and festive cookies to celebrate these extra special birthdays.
These are super easy to make...no icing involved. Here's what you need:

Make your cookie dough as directed, mixing in 1/4 cup jimmies at the end. Roll out and bake as usual, using star and number cutters.

To imprint cookies, press a small number cutter into hot cookies immediately after removing from the oven. 

cookies to celebrate a STAR BIRTHDAY!
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Star Birthdays! I love them!

17 comments:

  1. I always called them your Golden Birthday! Mine was my 16th, which I thought was pretty special.

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  2. Our family calls this a Golden Birthday.... which translates to a pretty awesome Glitter and Gold birthday party if you're a 7 year old girl :)

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  3. I love this cookie idea! I have heard of it being a "golden birthday" also. I did have a fun birthday in 2012, on 12/12/12, but I was a bit older than 12, haha!

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  4. A wonderful idea. Have my grandson's birthday coming up. I ordered the numbers, alphabet from Amazon. I'll adapt with "boy" sprinkles. I know when my grandaughter's birthday she will be thrilled too.

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  5. We always called them champagne birthdays, where you get to have a glass of champagne (if old enough, haha).

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  6. my star birthday was when I was nine too, but we always called them golden birthdays! (:

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  7. That is actually called a "golden birthday". In the urban dictionary and all. I like the idea of calling it a "star birthday" instead.

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    1. Well, I think there are a few names for it depending on where you live. In Canada, apparently, they call it a Champagne Birthday! I'm sticking with star, but champagne is running a close second. ;)

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    2. These cookies are beautiful! I'm headed to Walmart to look for those numbers!

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  8. Hey, how cute is this. Very unique.

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  9. My grandmother always called it your Golden Birthday. No matter what you call it, those cookies would make any day special.

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  10. Mac loved the cookies and had a great star bday!

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  11. Mac loved the cookies and had a great star bday!
    Happy Birthday

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  12. I called that a diamond birthday and convinced my sister to give me diamonds the year I turned 30 on the 30th. She did! Unfortunately I couldn't do the same for her as she turned 4 on the 4th and I was only 5 at the time and hadn't thought of diamond birthdays yet. :-) Love your site!

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  13. I called that a diamond birthday and convinced my sister to give me diamonds the year I turned 30 on the 30th. She did! Unfortunately I couldn't do the same for her as she turned 4 on the 4th and I was only 5 at the time and hadn't thought of diamond birthdays yet. :-) Love your site!

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