Stained Glass Christmas Star Biscuits – Great for Tree Decorations

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Boiled sweets - assorted colours
115 grams
Unsalted butter - softened
55 grams
Golden Caster Sugar
180 grams
Plain flour
1 tsp
Vanilla extract
1 tbsp
Stained Glass Christmas Star Biscuits – Great for Tree Decorations
  1. Preheat the oven to 180’C and line 2 large baking trays with parchment
  2. Divide up your different coloured sweets into separate bags and smash them up with a rolling pin (you can also do this in a pestle and mortar) until you have a fine grain of sweet consistency of each colour.
  3. Beat together the butter and the sugar until pale and smooth. Sift in the flour and then add the milk and the vanilla. Bring the dough together with your hand (I tried a spoon but it’s much more efficient with your hand – all be it a bit on the messy side).
  4. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin onto a lightly floured surface to about 5mm thick. Take 2 star cutters (one large and one small), cut out your large stars and lay onto the baking tray. Use your small star cutter to cut out a small star in the centre and repeat this with the remaining dough (you will probably have to collect up the dough and roll it out again several times). Divide the sweety dust out into the middle of the stars and then bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes, until the biscuit is golden brown.
  5. As soon as you remove the biscuits from the oven, use a kebab skewer to make a small hole in the top of the star that you can thread your handing string from – if you don’t do this straight away the biscuit will harden too much and snap when try it. Allow the biscuits to cool on the tray and then transfer to a wire rack to cook completely. Thread a small piece of string or thin ribbon through the hole, tie the end in a knot and hang from your tree (or eat).

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