Saturday, 5 December 2015

Christmas Star Cookies

Apparently today is National Cookie Day. I'm not entirely sure who makes up all these events but I just go with the flow because I enjoy cookies. Ever since the Christmas tree has gone up, I've been feeling so festive. Naturally, I put two and two together and bam, we've got Christmas Star Cookies. It's a simple egg-free recipe that make about 16 sugar cookies. I also added in a bit of cinnamon because I always feel like spices are a vital part of festive baking.

1 Tbs milk
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup self-raising flour
1 cup plain flour (plus extra)
1/6 cup honey
1/4 cup icing sugar
100g soft butter

1 egg white
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
silver pearls

1. Preheat the oven to 160C.
2. Line your baking tray.
3. Mix the milk, cinnamon, self-raising flour, plain flour, honey, icing sugar and butter.
3. You may need to add more plain flour if the dough is very sticky.
4. Wrap the dough in cling wrap and put it in the fridge for 15 minutes.
5. On a floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough until it's 6mm thick.
6. Use a star cutter to cut the dough and carefully place it onto your baking tray.
7. Place the tray in the oven for 10 - 12 minutes until the cookies are golden.
8. Let the cookies sit on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
9. Beat the egg white with an electric whisk until it becomes stiff like a meringue.
10. Add in the icing sugar and lemon juice and continue whisking.
11. Put the icing in a piping bag and line the edge of the cookies placing a pearl on each point.

Hopefully this post has put you into a festive baking mood. Let me know if you end up making these cookies. They're really quick an easy to make and I think they look quite sweet. Most importantly, they taste delicious!
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