You will need
- 100g (3 ½ oz) softened unsalted butter
- 75g (3oz) caster sugar
- 1 medium egg
- 200g (7oz) plain flour
- Plain flour for dusting
- Edible glitter in colours of your choice
- Medium mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Rolling pin
- 5cm (2 inch) five-point star cutter
- Baking sheet
- Non-stick baking paper
- A small, sharp knife
- Wire cooling rack
- Baking brush
All ingredients and baking supplies can be bought from Tesco grocery and Tesco Direct.
Preheat the oven at gas mark 6 (200 C, 180 C fan assisted).
Place the butter and caster sugar in the mixing bowl and mix together with the wooden spoon until it gets light and creamy.
Add the egg and plain flour to the butter and sugar mixture, and mix until it’s smooth and well blended into a dough. Transfer to a lightly-floured surface.
Knead the dough and roll it out until it’s about 5mm (1/4 inch) thick. Using the cutter, cut out star shapes from the dough, and place them on a baking sheet lined with non-stick baking paper, ensuring you arrange them spaced out.
Then, use the knife to cut a small rectangular indent between two points of each star – cut the indent to roughly the same thickness as the lip of a mug.
Bake the biscuits in the oven for about 8-10 minutes, or until the tips of the points are turning golden and the centre is still pale. Cool the biscuits on the baking tray for about five minutes before transferring over to the wire cooling rack.
Once the biscuits have completely cooled, you can lightly dust them with edible glitter. We decorated half with silver and half with gold.
Hang the biscuits on mugs of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate to serve.
Calories 60 (3%), sugar 2.7g (3%), fat 3g (4%), saturates 1.7g (9%), salt 0.008g (0%), based on a 13g serving. Makes 30 biscuits.
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