Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
I watched Chef Rakesh Sethi, the creator of these mind-blowing stars, make these on TV, yesterday. These look like they were made in heaven and were gently showered upon the Earth by a fairy on a dark cold night! These stars will be in my X'mas basket this year, for sure. Please note that the preparation time does not include the refrigeration time.
- 120 g butter, softened
- 120 g sugar
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 300 g all-purpose flour (known as 'maida' in Hindi)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon, powdered
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla essence
- icing sugar, for dusting
- Put butter in a mixing bowl.
- Add sugar and cream well.
- Add eggs, one at a time, mixing in nicely.
- Fold in flour and cinnamon powder.
- Add vanilla essence.
- Mix well.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Remove from refrigerator.
- Lightly dust a working table with flour.
- Roll out the refrigerated mixture with the help of a rolling pin (should be similar in size to a flour tortilla/ an Indian flatbread,i. e.,roti).
- Using a star-shaped cookie cutter, cut out stars from the rolled out dough.
- Carefully lift the stars and place on a greased baking tray.
- Bake for 15 minutes at 150 degrees C.
- Allow to cool completely.
- Dust with icing sugar.
- Serve or pack into your bag of Christmas goodies or add to your cookie tray or share them with your best friend/neighbour-there's no limit to what you can do with a good cookie; after all, even the sky is limitless for its glorious stars.