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Shortbread star biscuits

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Shortbread star biscuits
Shortbread star biscuits
  • Makes: 20

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    including chilling time
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    including chilling time
  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

If you're looking for a quick a quick and simple Christmas food gift, or something to go with Christmas morning coffee, then give this shortbread stars a go. You only need butter, flour and sugar to make shortbread. We've added a bit of vanilla and then decorated our stars with icing sugar and edible glitter. The great thing is that you can make these stars as a food gift a week in advance. Just keep them in an airtight container and then package them up with cellophane and colourful ribbon. And they're not just for Christmas - this is a great shortbread recipe for any time of the year!

Ingredients

  • 225g butter
  • 112g plain flour
  • pinch salt
  • 56g caster sugar
  • 56g cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Icing sugar and edible glitter to decorate

Flavour your shortbread with grated clementine rind, or 2 crushed cardamon pods, or a pinch on dried lavender

Method

  1. Sieve together the dry ingredients, add the vanilla extract and rub in the butter until it forms a ball. Wrap it in cling film and leave to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the over to 150C/300F/Gas Mark 2.
  3. Remove from the fridge and roll out the shortbread (it's easier to do this between 2 sheets of cling film) to about 1cm thickness.
  4. Cut out the shortbread with a star cutter and place on a non-stick baking sheet.
  5. Put in the middle of the oven and bake for about 15-20 mins. Leave to cool and then decorate with icing sugar and edible glitter.

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