Do you have special family Christmas recipes? Those treats that you only make once a year? One of our family’s favourites, is Shortbread Stars. They are little bite sized shortbreads that look so festive and are great to share. I had a spare hour yesterday and made up a big batch – now it feels like Christmas:)
These Shortbread Stars are very easy to make.
250 g (2.2 sticks) butter
1/2 cup caster (superfine) sugar
2 1/4 cups plain (all purpose) flour
3/4 cup rice flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually work in flours . Knead on a floured surface until mixture is smooth.
2. Divide mixture in half. Roll our one half until mixture is approx 5 mm thick (1/4 inch). Cut our shapes with cookie cutters and place on lined baking sheets. Sprinkle with extra sugar.
3. Prick the surface of the shortbread with a fork. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes at 160 deg C (320 deg F).
Makes approx 100 small stars.
We have a big collection of Bonne Maman Jam Jars (40+). We love their jam and the jars are so useful for so many different purposes. We love their red gingham lids. Would you believe we even have a Bonne Maman Pinterest page?
Bonne Maman jars are perfect for packaging up shortbread stars to gift. We popped 10 little stars into a jar, tied it with red striped ribbon, and attached a small shopping tag with a stamped Eiffel Tower. Voilà!