Stained glass star Christmas decorations


  • 50 grams butter
  • 50 grams caster sugar.
  • 140 grams plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp dried ginger
  • Crushed hard boiled sweets

Christmas star edible decoration


  1. In a large bowl mix the sugar & butter until soft and combined using a wooden spoon
  2. Beat in the vanilla, then stir in the flour and ginger until the mixture comes together.
  3. Shape dough into a disc and wrap in cling film, chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, separate the boiled sweets into colours and put each colour into a plastic bag, bash sweets in the bag with a rolling pin, to break into pieces.
  5. Line two large baking sheets with baking paper, roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to approx. 3mm thickness.
  6. Cut out the dough using the star cutter, any other Christmas cutters, or a knife if you don't have a cutter (be careful, especially if there are young children around).
  7. Arrange the stars on a prepared baking sheet, cut a small hole in the middle to place the sweets into. Half a teaspoon of crushed sweets into the middle of each biscuit.
  8. If you plan to hang the biscuit up use a skewer to make a small hole at the top of the stars, chill for 15 minutes.
  9. Pre-heat the oven to 180c/fan oven 160of/gas 4.
  10. Bake the biscuits for 8-12 minutes, until lightly golden or the sweets have melted, remove from the oven and use a skewer to reopen the holes if they have closed, cool completely.
  11. Thread a thin ribbon or twine through the holes of your stars, hang on your tree.

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