Creme Brûlée (Toasted) Sugar Cookies (& pie weights)

Toasted sugar, you say?

Toasted sugar, I say!

What is toasted sugar, you say?

I’ll tell you what toasted sugar is, I say!

(Can you tell I’ve had a lot of coffee today?)

Toasted sugar is just regular ol’ sugar that’s been toasted. That’s it! Very simple. It’s as easy as, well…pie! The toasting process comes from making pie. Lots of pie. Like, seriously, a lot of pies.

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Starlight Sugar Crisps (aka, twist cookies)

The phrase “oldie but goodie” was coined for these cookies.

Starlight Sugar Crisps |

These lovely little things come from a 1950’s edition of Pillsbury’s Best Butter Cookies. Their official title is “Starlight Sugar Crisps,” but in my family we’ve always called them “the twist cookies” in hushed, reverent tones.

Every year my grandma would make these for Christmas. They were so hard to come by that I distinctly remember hording a container to myself one year. I scarfed down so many that I gave myself a stomachache and didn’t get to go swimming in the pool with everyone else.

Starlight Sugar Crisps |

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