I left a comment asking for pastry star details pegkerr responded very quickly with the trick:
"They are very simply: just use a Pillsbury pie crust. Let the pie crust warm at room temperature for about 15 minutes, cut them out using a cookie cutter, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and bake for 5-8 minutes. Every year for twenty years or so they have accompanied our Christmas morning fruit. Very easy and delicious."
On the way to the pool today, I procured me some pie crust. Came home, rolled it out, cut out my cookies - alas no stars, I used a small biscuit cutter. I sprinkled them with varying amounts of cinnamon sugar so I could taste test. (A very light sprinkling turned out to be my favorite.) and OMG.
First of all these require exactly my interest level of baking and they are DELICIOUS! (And may I take a moment here to love on whoever made parchment paper to ubiquitous??? Thank you, thank you.)
I think I had more to this entry but I also think - a little more strongly than the first think - that I need another pastry star (which I an going to call them even if they are pointless! ha!!).