Vanilla shortbread star biscuit recipe

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  • Serves 20
  • 20 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 71 calories / serving
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To make the vanilla sugar, whizz the vanilla pod and sugar in a blender. Pour through a sieve and blend again. Store in an airtight jar.

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Place the flour and butter in a bowl and rub together to form crumbs. Add the vanilla sugar and mix to form a dough. Roll out the dough. Using a star-shaped cutter, cut out stars and place on a baking tray lined with nonstick baking paper.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until just golden. Sprinkle with vanilla sugar. Leave to cool. Keep for up to 1 week in a tin.

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  • Ingredients

  • 150g (5oz) plain flour
  • 100g (3½oz) butter
  • 50g (2oz) vanilla sugar
  • For the vanilla sugar

  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 225g (8oz) caster sugar
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  • Energy 298kj 71kcal 4%
  • Fat 4.1g 6%
  • Saturates 2.4g 12%
  • Sugars 2.7g 3%
  • Salt 0g 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 8.3g Protein 0.7g Fibre 0.3g


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