Christmas Star Biscuits

    53 minutes

    These sandwich biscuits are ideal for Christmas but they're good anytime. Use your favourite jam in the centre.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 175g butter, softened
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 300g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 6 tablespoons strawberry jam
    • 1/4 cup green decorating sugar (optional)

    Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:53min 

    1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture into the butter mixture until well blended. Refrigerate dough for three hours.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease several baking trays.
    3. On a floured surface, roll out 1/2 of the dough at a time to a .25cm thickness. Cut dough into star shapes using a large star biscuit cutter. Using a smaller star biscuit cutter, cut a star into the centre of 1/2 of the big stars. Sprinkle coloured sugar on the biscuits with the centre cut out if desired. Put onto prepared baking trays about 2 to 3cm apart, and bake for 6 to 8 minutes.
    4. After biscuits cool completely, spread 1 teaspoon of jam in the centre of each biscuit that does not have a star cut out in the middle. Place a biscuit with a cut-out on top of the layer of jam. Pack biscuits in a covered tin to preserve freshness.

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    A good recipe taste-wise but the dough was too moist to roll out. Had to add a lot of flour and still wasn't able to roll it out thin enough to liking.  -  18 Dec 2009


    Very Yum!  -  15 May 2009


    I did not make these cookies but wanted to offer a tip on cut-out cookies. Roll them out on parchment (or a cookie sheet), cut them and REMOVE THE EXCESS dough. That way, your cookies will retain the shape because you're not handling them. Remember to make the cuts with enough room between them to bake properly!  -  09 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)