Rolled Cookies Christmas Stars

posted by Maree 09-27-98 5:43 AM

Christmas Stars:
Adapted from a recipe appearing in Australian Gourmet Mag., December 1988.

250g butter (1/2 lb)
1/2 cup castor sugar (superfine)
2 1/2 cups sifted plain (all purpose) flour*
1-2 tabs cream (optional)
1 egg, beaten (to glaze)
1/4 cup ground almonds
1/4 cup sugar (coffee crystals)

Cream butter & sugar. Add flour, mixing to form a stiff dough (use cream - or half and half- if necessary). Form into a flat disc. Wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate ~1 hr. Roll to 3cm (3/4") thickness. Cut into star shapes. Place on oven trays, glaze with beaten egg and sprinkle with either almond meal or sugar crystals. Bake in 200C (400F) oven for
8-10 mins or until light golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Store in airtight container. Makes ~ 36.

This is the delicate part. Use skewer to make hole near top of star. Thread through ribbon. Tie onto tree. Eat with lots
of love and goodwill around!

Go to Mimi's Archive Page

Return to Mimi's Recipe Request Line