This recipe for Shimmering Star Christmas Cookies comes from Super Food Ideas Christmas magazine. They are so easy and so much fun to make.
If you can find the fruit drop boiled lollies do so. I searched everywhere but could not find them so I used barley sugar lollies.
Shimmering Star Christmas Cookies
125gm butter or Meadow Lea margarine
½ cup caster sugar
1 ½ cups plain flour
¼ cup self raising flour
2 tablespoons custard powder
200gm packet barley sugar or fruit drop boiled lollies
2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
Using an electric mixer, beat butter or margarine and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg. Beat until combined. Stir in flours and custard powder. Knead mixture into a ball and shape into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap. refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 170C/150C fan forced. Line a few baking trays with baking baking. Roll dough between 2 baking sheets until 5mm thin. Using a 7.5cm star cutter, cut 1 star shape from dough. Place on prepared tray. Using a 3.5cm star cutter star shaped cutter, cut 1 star from the centre of large star. Place small star on tray 3cm apart from large star.
Place one unwrapped boiled lolly in the centre of large star. Repeat with remaining dough and lollies, re-rolling scraps. Brush edges of the large stars with cold water then sprinkle with sugar.
Bake biscuits one tray at a time for 7-8 minutes or until lollies are melted and biscuits are just firm to touch. Stand on trays for 10 minuted. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.