1. Cream the ingredients

    Place 100g softened unsalted butter and 75g caster sugar in a bowl and cream well with a wooden spoon. Add 1 medium egg and 200g plain flour and mix until smoothly blended.

  2. Knead the dough and cut into stars

    Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out to 5mm thickness. Cut star shapes from it using a 5cm five-point star cutter. Arrange, spaced out, on a baking sheet lined with nonstick baking paper.

  3. Create an indent to clip on cups

    Use a small, sharp knife to cut a small rectangular indent between two points of each star – cut from the edge to the centre to create a rectangle that's the same width as a mug lip. 

  4. Bake and brush with glitter

    Bake the biscuits at gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C for about 8-10 minutes, until the tips of the points are just golden and the centre is still pale. Cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Once completely cooled, lightly brush the stars with edible glitter – half silver, half gold.

  5. Serve

    Serve clipped to mugs of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. 

    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.

  6. Ingredients

    We've prepared a simple shopping list so you can easily get all you need to make these cute star biscuits. Be sure to note down the ingredients or take a screenshot before heading to the shops.

    Makes 30 biscuits
    100g softened unsalted butter
    75g caster sugar
    1 medium egg
    200g plain flour
    gold and silver edible glitter, to decorate
    5cm five-point star cutter