Chocolate star biscuits
- 180g butter, softened
- 1¼ cups caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1½ cups plain flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 100g white cooking chocolate, melted
Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C 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. 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 mins. Bake for 10–12 mins, until firm. Cool on trays for 5 mins,
then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Choose any shaped cutter that you like – try bells, Christmas trees or circles. You can sandwich stars together with melted chocolate, or dip half a star into melted milk or dark
chocolate. Lining the trays with baking paper will ensure that the biscuits don’t stick to the tray. Chilling the dough helps keep the star shape.
Drizzle with melted chocolate.
- If you are planning on cutting stars, chill the dough before you cut the biscuits – this helps keep the star shape neat.
- 10-12 minutes baking time per tray is a guide only – depending on the size of the cutter you choose, your biscuits will take more or less time to cook. So keep your eyes on them!
- Guide to measurements: this recipe was tested using a 59g egg.