You can be the of the holiday party or baking exchange with these Star-Shaped Jam Cookies. They are so festive, fun and elegant to make as a holiday treat.
Heat oven to 350º F.
Beat cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add flour; mix well. Cover. Refrigerate 30 min.
Place dough on floured surface; roll out to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out with 2-inch star cookie cutter to make 72 stars, rerolling dough scraps as necessary. Cut a smaller star shape out of the centre of half of the cut shapes. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets and bake for 10 to 12 min. or until lightly browned. Cool 3 min. on baking sheets; transfer to wire racks. Cool completely.
Spoon 1/2 tsp. jam on the cookies that are whole. Sandwich together with cut out cookies. Dust with icing sugar.