Easy Peasy Christmas Star Biscuits
 
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Recipe type: Christmas Baking
Cuisine: British
Serves: 30-40
Ingredients
  • 250g self raising flour (plus extra for dusting)
  • 125g cold butter, cut into 1cm cubes (plus extra for greasing)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
Method
  1. Grease 2 large baking sheets with a little butter on some greaseproof paper. Preheat your oven to 180C.
  2. Place the flour in the bowl (you can sieve it if you like but I never bother) and add the cubes of cold butter. Rub the butter and flour between your fingers (as if you are trying to rub the flour into the butter) until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir in the sugar and spices thoroughly, then add a beaten egg and stir again. Gradually the mixture should start to come together as a dough but if it doesn’t all stick together, add a tiny bit of water to help it come together. Don’t add too much, though!
  4. As soon as your biscuit mixture starts coming together, use your hands to squish it together into a ball.
  5. Sprinkle your work surface with a little flour and pop your ball of biscuit mixture on top. Roll out the biscuit mixture to a thickness of about 5mm (it doesn’t have to be perfect – no need to get your ruler out!)
  6. Using a selection of star shaped cutters, cut out your stars and gently lay them on your baking tray. Spread them out a bit as they will grow a little in the oven.
  7. When you have got as many stars out of the biscuit mixture as possible, squish the mixture back together, shape into a ball again and then roll out again. You should find you can get a few more stars out of the re-rolled mixture. Keep squishing and rerolling until you have run out of mixture.
  8. Put the biscuits in your preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, until the stars are pale gold on top and just a bit darker round the edges. Start checking after 8 minutes and if in doubt get them out! They can always be popped back in if they are not done enough.
  9. When your biscuits are cooked, place them on a wire rack to cool. They can be eaten warm or cold. When they are completely cool they can be stored in a cake tin or other airtight container.
Notes
Equipment you will need:

2 large baking trays (or whatever you’ve got…pizza trays, roasting trays and cake tins all work well)
Greaseproof paper or the butter wrapper (for greasing the baking trays)
Mixing bowl
Wooden spoon
Rolling pin
Star shaped cutters (or any other shape you fancy)
Wire cooling rack (or improvise with your grill rack or a roasting rack)
Cake tin for storing your biscuits in when they’ve cooled down
Recipe by Easy Peasy Foodie at https://www.easypeasyfoodie.com/easy-peasy-christmas-star-biscuits/