Recipe

Fairy wands

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 14 Item
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Ingredients

Fairy wands
  • 125 gram butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 3 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 drop red food colouring
  • fairy dust sprinkles, to decorate

Method

Fairy wands
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan forced. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and caster sugar in a small bowl until light and creamy. Add egg and beat until well combined. Sift flours over butter mixture; stir to form a soft dough.
  • 2
    Kids Step: Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface, then knead until smooth. Roll dough between sheets of baking paper to 7mm thick. Using a 7cm star pastry cutter. Cut dough into stars. Re-roll, then cut dough to make 14 stars.
  • 3
    Arrange 14 paddle pop sticks on prepared trays.
  • 4
    Kids Step: Using a metal spatula, carefully lift stars and place one biscuit at top end of each paddle pop stick; press gently to secure.
  • 5
    Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven. Cool on trays
  • 6
    Kids Step: Sift icing sugar into a small bowl; stir in juice. Tint icing with food colouring, then spread over biscuits. Decorate with fairy dust sprinkles and leave to set before eating.

Notes

No star cutter? Make a sturdy cardboard template. Great for party lolly bags.