Shortbread-stars-christmas

Decorative shortbread stars

These shortbread stars are easy to make and perfect as a quick Christmas bake

By , 13 November 2019

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Decorative shortbread stars
  • Cook: 35 Mins
    Plus cooling

  • Serves: 8

Nutritional Info
Each 36g serving contains
  • Energy

    0KJ

    163KCAL

    8%
  • Fat

    6.5g

    high

    9%
  • Saturates

    3.6g

    high

    18%
  • Sugars

    15.5g

    high

    17%
  • Salt

    0.02g

    low

    0%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1895kJ/453kcal.
Ingredients
  • 50g unsalted butter, softened
  • ½tsp vanilla extract
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 75g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1tbsp cornflour
  • 120g pack Asda Great To Bake White Piping Icing (or leftover royal icing from the cake)
  • Cake Décor Gold Glitter Spray
  • You will also need George Home 5 Star Shape Cookie Cutters
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 160C/140C/Gas 3. Line 2 baking trays with paper.

  • Beat the butter, vanilla and caster sugar together until smooth. Stir in the flour and cornflour until the mixture forms a dough.

  • Wrap in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 15mins

  • On floured surface, roll out the dough to 1.5cm thick. Cut into star shapes using the 3 smallest cutters, then re-roll the excess and cut more stars. Repeat until all the dough is used up.

  • Arrange on the baking trays and bake for 10-12mins, until golden at the edges. Allow to cool completely.

  • Use the piping icing to create snowflake designs on some of the stars, then allow to set completely. Dust the remaining biscuits with the gold glitter spray.

  • Use the finished biscuits to decorate the iced Christmas cake, sticking in place with extra dabs of royal icing as necessary.