christmas cook: chocolate star biscuits

Welcome to the last Christmas Cook post of the year. I hope you’ve enjoyed my last three cooking adventures and have tried them out yourselves. There are many things I love about Christmas and Christmas cooking is one of them. For the last post, I will be making Chocolate Star Biscuits, courtesy of a Coles Christmas Recipe Booklet.

Preparation:  40 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Serves: 50

Ingredients
– 180g Coles Brand butter, softened
– 1 1/4 cups CSR caster sugar
– 1 egg
– 1 1/2 cups White Wings plain flour
– 3/4 cup Cadbury Bournville cocoa powder
– 1/2 tsp Ward’s baking powder
– 100g Nestle Plaistowe Premium White Cooking Chocolate, melted

Method
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees or 160 degrees fan forced. Line 3 large trays with baking paper. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then add egg and beat well. Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder, then add to the butter mixture. Mix to form a soft dough.
2. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface until 5mm thick. Using a 7cm star cutter, cut stars from dough. Re-roll any scraps of pastry and cut out more stars. Place on prepared trays, allowing room for spreading. Chill for 10 minutes. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until firm. Cool on trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
3. Drizzle with melted chocolate.

Here’s how it turned out:

Chocolate Star Biscuits

Notes from the Christmas Cook:

Note #1: We used three different size star cutters for some variety.

Note #2: When rolling out the dough, we put down cling wrap, put down the dough, then put down another thing of cling wrap over the top and put the rolling pin on top of that. It makes it less messy.

Note #3: For putting on the white chocolate, my Dad made a make-shift piping bag by cutting a small hole in a glad wrap bag.

Note #4: Like everything else I have made this month has been, these biscuits are delicious!

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