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.
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.)
I found this letter and number cookie set at WalMart recently, but also found the set on Amazon. Hello, Prime shipping!
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.
These are super easy to make...no icing involved. Here's what you need:
- cut-out cookie recipe (I recommend this perfect-every-time recipe)
- multi-colored jimmies
- cookie cutters, including small number cutters and star cutters
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.
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Star Birthdays! I love them!