Recipe

Shortbread stars

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 20 mins cooking
  • Makes 30 Piece
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Ingredients

Shortbread stars
  • 2 cup plain flour
  • 1/3 cup pure icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoon rice flour
  • 250 gram butter, cubed, at room temperature
  • 30 chocolate buttons, to decorate
  • icing sugar, to dust

Method

Shortbread stars
  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderately slow, 160°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  • 2
    Sift together flour, icing sugar and rice flour into a bowl. Using fingertips, rub in butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Press together to form a firm dough.
  • 3
    Turn out onto a floured surface. Knead gently. Roll out between 2 sheets baking paper until 5mm thin. Using a 5cm cutter, cut into stars. Arrange on prepared trays.
  • 4
    Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden. Cool for 5 minutes on trays. Transfer to a rack to cool completely. Decorate stars with chocolate buttons. Dust with icing sugar to serve. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.