Snowy Almond Shortbread Stars

Snowy Almond Shortbread Stars Recipe

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Get creative and make these snowy shortbread stars. You can also cut them up into different shapes and sizes for a fun snack for the kids.

Snowy Almond Shortbread Stars

Difficulty:IntermediatePrep time: 20 minutesCook time: 20 minutesRest time: 10 minutesTotal time: 55 minutesYields:48 – 60 biscuits

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 320°F/160°C. Line 2 or more baking sheets with baking paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the ground almonds and essence. Mix well.
  4. Sift together the cake flour, cornflour, and salt, no less than 3 times.
  5. Add the sifted flour mixture, together with the diced almond, to the butter mixture and mix until just combined and the dough comes together nicely. Add 15 – 30 ml cold water if the dough remains crumbly.
  6. Roll on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 5mm. Cut the biscuits using star cutters in different sizes, or make all one size.
  7. Carefully transfer the stars to the lined baking sheets. (They don’t spread out a lot and can be placed quite close together). Allow some breathing space at least. Chill for at least 10 – 15 minutes in the freezer before baking.
  8. Bake until firm and just starting to color. This should take no longer than 20 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool until lukewarm before tossing them in the sifted icing sugar. Make sure the stars are well covered in the sugar. Arrange on a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

  • These biscuits will keep well-stored in airtight containers. (Freeze them if you’re not going to finish them in about 3 weeks’ time).
  • Makes 48 – 60 biscuits, depending on the size of the stars.

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