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Christmas Shortbread Stars

Posted on: December 23, 2008

The Christmas season has had me running off my feet. Believe it or not, I spent last Friday night baking a whole host of things which took me a whole SIX hours in the kitchen. My friend Sarah was having a housewarming party and i promised to bring cupcakes and a cake. Whilst the cupcakes and cake were baking, i decided to make these Christmas Shortbread stars (what was i thinking?). Decorating them was most the exciting part however as i was so tired, i didn’t really get too creative with them.
Christmas Shortbread Stars

Christmas Shortbread Stars

Christmas Shortbread Stars

  • 175 grams unsalted butter, softened
  • 300 grams caster sugar
  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 300 grams plain flour
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C
  2. Beat butter with an electric mixer and gradually add sugar beating until light and fluffy
  3. Using a wooden spoon, mix in whole and egg and egg yolk
  4. Add vanilla essence and salt. Mix well
  5. Sift flour into mix and stir to blend
  6. Gather dough in ball and wrap with cling wra. Refridgerate for 30 minutes
  7. Lightly flour a clean surface and roll dough out until 1cm thick
  8. Using a star shaped cookie cutter (or any shape you like) cut out shape and place on baking trays lined with baking paper
  9. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until golden
  10. Leave to cool in the tray for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool
  11. Decorate with fondant icing cut out with the same cookie cutter or any way you wish

1 Response to "Christmas Shortbread Stars"

I love the way that you’ve done these cookies! I’m definitely going to decorate them like this as it looks so winter-chic! 😀

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