As of now, I'm officially going through my "breakthrough" of being a amateur baking blogger. I have over 3,000 views on my blog and still counting, and the feedback I've received has been delightful! As you can imagine... I am over the moon. But hey, a moon can't shine without stars!
To make what I call sparkly stars, you'll need:
215g of plain flour
1tsp of baking powder
pinch of salt
140g of unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
115g of soft light brown sugar
1tsp of ground cinnamon (if you really have a thing for spice, add 1 1/2tsp)
1 egg yolk
200g of icing sugar
1tbsp of lemon juice
1/2-1 tbsp of water
Edible decorating balls
Large mixing bowl
Star cookie cutter
2 large baking trays lined with baking paper
Wire cooling rack
Small mixing bowl
Begin by turning the oven on to 180 C/ 350 F/ Gas Mark 4. Sift the flour,baking powder and salt into a large bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.
Following from step 1, rub in the butter using your fingertips until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon and egg yolk.
With your hands, gather up the biscuit mixture to form a soft dough, Lightly, flour the work surface and rolling pin before rolling out the dough until it's around 5mm thick.
Manoeuvre your star cookie cutter in order to stamp out 20 biscuits, carefully placing 10 biscuits onto each baking sheet.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, removing them from the oven and leaving the biscuits to cool a little. Eventually, move to a cooling wire rack. When your biscuits are in the oven, a aroma of warm cinnamon wafts around the kitchen, which I find comforting, reminding me of the coming of Autumn and Winter.
To create the icing for your biscuits, set the icing sugar in a small bowl. Add the lemon, stirring in the water a little at a time to produce "smooth" icing.
Spread this over each biscuit using the back of a teaspoon and decorate with edible decorating balls. And there you go!
Before this post ends...
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💠 Happy Autumn!