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Stained Glass Christmas Star Cookies

Handmade Christmas gifts are not only special but so personalised. Straight from the heart.

Serves: 18

Preparation time: 45 minutes (plus refrigeration and cooling)

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 24 boiled lollies of various colours

Method

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and cinnamon for 4 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks and vanilla; beat to combine.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture on low speed, until combined. Form dough into a disc. Enclose in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, crush boiled lollies (see note), keeping all the colours separate.
  4. Preheat oven to 190C (170C fan-forced). Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
  5. Roll out dough between 2 sheets of baking paper until 3mm thick. Return to refrigerator for 10 minutes to firm. Using a 6.5 star cutter, cut 18 stars from dough, re-rolling if necessary. Place on prepared trays. Using a 4.5cm star cutter, cut out stars from centres. Place stars on lined trays 3cm apart. Bake cookies for 6 mins or until starting to firm. Fill centres with crushed lollies. Bake for 3 mins until lollies have melted and cookies are starting to brown. Stand 3 mins, transfer to wire racks to cool.
  6. Package in cellophane bag, tie with ribbons.

Note: To crush lollies, you can use a mortar and pestle or place lollies in a snap-lock bag and use a rolling pan to crush.

Tip: You can bake the small stars from the centres for 6 minutes or until lightly browned. You can also bake the cookies in 2 batches, if you prefer.

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