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