Christmas star biscuits recipe

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  • Makes about 30
  • 20mins to prepare, plus chilling and 15mins to cook, plus 5mins for cooling
  • 60 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. In a mixer whizz 150g (5oz) flour and 100g (3½oz) cubed unsalted butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Stir in a pinch of salt, 75g (3oz) sugar, and the grated zest of ½ orange. Add 1 egg yolk and pulse until just combined. Add a little more flour if sticky, then tip onto on a floured surface and roll into
a ball. Put in the freezer for 10 minutes.

Roll out the dough to 2·5mm (1/8th in) thick and cut out stars with a cutter. Re-roll the trimmings to use up the dough.

Put the stars on a baking tray lined with nonstick baking paper and chill for 10 mins in the freezer. Bake for 15 mins or until firm. Cool on the tray for 5 mins, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate with white royal icing, made following pack instructions, and silver balls.

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  • Ingredients

  • 150g (5oz) flour
  • 100g (3½oz) cubed unsalted butter
  • a pinch of salt
  • 75g (3oz) sugar
  • grated zest of ½ orange
  • 1 egg yolk
  • white royal icing, to decorate
  • edible silver balls, to decorate
  • Energy 250kj 60kcal 3%
  • Fat 3g 4%
  • Saturates 2g 9%
  • Sugars 4g 4%
  • Salt 0g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 7.9g Protein 0.6g Fibre 0.2g


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