Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas Star Cookies

My hubby prefers cookies without sugar coating.

These cookies are quite small. Specially baked for my daughter's friends.

Jasmin from M4M shared this recipe with us. This recipe is taken from a past issue of Donna Hay magazine featuring Christmas treats.

Donna Hay's Star Cookies
Makes 32.

250g butter, softened
175g castor sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
337g plain flour, sifted
1/2 cup clear sanding sugar ( I use 1000's & 100's)

1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
2. Place the butter and sugar in an electric mixer and beat until pale and creamy.
3. Add the vanilla and egg yolk and beat well to combine.
4. Add the flour and beat until a smooth dough forms.
5. Divide the dough into four portions and wrap each portion in plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until dough is firm.
6. Roll out each portion of dough between two sheets of non-stick baking paper until 3mm thick.
7. Remove the baking paper and use a 7cm star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out eight rounds from each sheet.
8. Place the cookies on baking trays lined with baking paper, sprinkle with the clear sanding sugar and bake for 8 minutes or until the cookies are light golden.
9. Cool on wire racks.

1 comment:

kium said...

Just to check with you whether the sanding sugar (1000 and 100s) will drop off from the cookies? Do I need anything to stick it to the cookies before baking, like egg white? Thanks.

Regards, Kium