Star Cookies

The Star Cookies is a cookies make great gifts for your friends and family. You can use different shaped cookie cutters for different themes, such as Christmas, Halloween, or Valentine’s Day. Makes: 15

Star Cookies Recipe
1 2⁄3 cups (200 g) all-purpose flour
4 oz (125 g) butter (diced)
1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Finely grated zest of 1 orange
1 medium egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp golden syrup, or 1 tbsp corn syrup and 1 tbsp honey
To decorate: ribbon, writing icing, edible silver balls, or sprinkles

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix the flour and butter in a food processor, until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Add the sugar, cinnamon, and orange zest and mix again. In a small bowl, beat together the egg and golden syrup with a fork, then add this to the breadcrumb mixture.

Process the mixture in the food processor until it comes together in a ball. Lift the ball of dough out, wrap it in plastic wrap, and chill for 10 minutes in the refrigerator.

Roll out the chilled dough on a lightly floured surface, to ¼” (4–5mm) thickness. Cut into stars using a star-shaped cookie cutter. Reroll; cut out more stars until you use up all the dough.

Place the stars slightly apart on the baking sheets and cook for 10–12 minutes. Allow to cool for 2 minutes and, if they are decorations, poke a hole in the top of each using the skewer.

Place the stars on a cooling rack. When they are cool, decorate them as desired. Thread the holes with ribbon and tie the ends together if you will be using the stars as decorations.

Chef’s Tip:
You can hang these cookies as pretty decorations. Use a skewer to make holes and thread them with ribbons.

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