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Star Cookies (+recipe) by claremanson Star Cookies (+recipe) by claremanson
Star sugar cookies half dipped in white chocolate.

It may only be November but I have spent most of the month doing Christmas baking! I have been making all sorts of recipes (expect a lot of Christmas bakes over the following weeks!) trying to decide what to bake to gift to people.  Finally I have decided upon these star cookies as they are simple to make and can be done in stages.

I have so many cookies to make that I am being super organized this year. I have already made and cut out one batch of 35 star cookie dough for freezing ready for when they need baking.  That way all I have to do on the day is bake, dip, sprinkle and box the cookies, some with white chocolate and some milk chocolate and add a few Christmas sprinkles.

If you are doing some Christmas baking this year, why not check out my Christmas Baking Contest :)
Claremanson's Christmas ContestTheme: General Christmas Baking
From holding a recent poll, it seems the majority of you are most interested in baking traditional food for your country/family or food you usually bake over Christmas rather than a set recipe.  Therefore I have decided that as long as it is relevant to Christmas in some way, shape or form in recipe, flavour or presentation it will be considered as an entry.
Rules and requirements:

You must include Christmas into your baking, decorating or surroundings in some shape or form else your entry will not be included.
If what you you usually make isn't very Christmasy looking or tasting then why not try to add some more Christmas into your food by adding Christmas sprinkles onto candy and cupcakes, flavours such as cinnamon or cranberry, themed cupcake cases, festive shaped cookies etc.
You entry must be new for Christmas 2013.
It must be homemade, not shop bought.
Please state in your e

Sugar Cookie Recipe

200g butter
150g sugar
300g plain flour
1 egg

1. Mix the butter and sugar together.
2. Mix in the egg.
3. Mix in the flour (plus any other added extra like vanilla, colouring, chocolate chips etc) until you form a dough.
4. On a floured surface roll and cut your dough.  At this stage you can freeze your dough for up to a month on single layers between wax paper in a container.
5. Chill your dough for 20 minutes to firm it up (this helps the cookies keep it's shape while baking)
6. Bake in a 180oC pre-heated oven for 15 minutes or so depending on the size and thickness of your cookies until they start to slightly brown.
7.  Cool on a rack then decorate as desired.
8. Store in a sealed container for around 2 days.

What I gifted last year
Festive Bark by claremanson

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lululetti Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very useful! I'm totally gonna use this next Christmas :)
I did bake Xmas cookies last year though, but it was a big ol' mess with my two young cousins. It was SUPER fun! :D
iiibrokeyhu Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
perfect for 4th of july
lame-de-couteau Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
look tasty
claremanson Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
lame-de-couteau Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
You're welcome
ScarNature Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Star Cookies are fine, but dipped in WHITE CHOCOLATE?
Oh, my goodness. It's heavenly.
claremanson Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
AisuMaruu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MY THOUGHT EXACTLY! :iconlachoirplz:
ScarNature Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've frozen raw cookie dough but never thought to do it already cut! Genius! I will remember that one for the future. Thanks!

Also these cookies look both adorable and delicious :nod:
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