Star Cookies

Sometimes nothing beats home made party favours. What better way to thank your guests than a super sweet star cookie? Mum of three, Kasey, handed these twinkling treats to the tots at her daughters Fairy Garden Party, and the kiddie’s smiles lit up the room! Take a peak at Kasey’s recipe below and make some shooting stars of your own.

Makes approximately 24 cookies

What you need:
For the cookies

250g softened butter
¾ cup caster sugar
1 egg yolk
2 ¼ cups plain flour

For the Icing
Queen Royal Icing Packet Mixture
Food colouring
Silver cashews

Equipment
Cookie cutter
Rolling pin
Baking paper
Oven trays
Small plastic loot bags
Ribbon
Wooden skewers or cake pop sticks
Piping bag
Edible glitter
Electric whisk

Tips:
To make the dough easier to roll, refrigerate for 15 minutes before rolling.
Dust the cookie cutter with flour to stop it sticking to the dough.
If you don’t have a piping bag handy, use a snaplock bag for the royal icing by cutting a small hole in the bottom corner.

How to:
Preheat oven to 160 degrees and line oven trays with baking paper.
Use an electric whisk to beat the butter, sugar and vanilla together.
Add the egg yolk and mix to combine.
Add the flour in parts and mix well.
Use your hands to form a ball of dough. Roll out dough onto a flat floured surface to approximately 4mm thick.
Use star cookie cutters to cut the dough into shapes.
Place shapes on tray and insert wooden skewer through the centre of the star (ensuring that it goes half way into the shape).
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven to cool.
Use Royal Icing Packet Mixture to make icing. Add desired drops of food colouring.
Put icing into a piping bag and pipe icing around the outside of the cookies.
Add a silver cashew to each point of the star, and sprinkle with edible glitter.
Once the icing has dried, place each cookie into a clear bag and tie with ribbon.

 

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