Christmas stars (the easiest biscuits you will make)


These delightful looking biscuits are the easiest biscuit you will ever make! Perfect for when those unexpected guests phone and say they’re 15 minutes away and you don’t have anything to serve them because these babies can be easily whipped up in no time at all!

They make a scrumptious snack for afternoon tea and use only three ingredients! 

Here’s the recipe, I hope you love them as much as we do.

Ingredients

1 sheet defrosted puff pastry

16 pitted dates or pitted prunes (I prefer prunes so have used prunes for mine today)

1/4 cup Icing sugar for dusting on the biscuits once cooled
Method

Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line 2 trays with baking paper

Remove puff pastry from freezer and defrost

Cut puff pastry into 16 equal square shapes and cut a slit that goes almost to the middle on each corner of every square. See image below


Place a prune (or date) in the centre of one square and fold every second corner into the middle and press down to seal the pastry together each time you fold in. Image below will show you each fold step by step.


Place folded star biscuit onto lined baking tray and repeat process until you have used all of the squares (8 stars to a tray). You will now when finished have 16 Christmas star shaped biscuits.

Place trays into oven and bake until stars are crispy and golden. This should take 6 to 12 minutes depending on the force of your oven. Be careful not to over cook.

Once cooked leave on trays to cool.

Dust stars with icing sugar using a sifter and sit back and enjoy one (or two) with a cuppa!
Recipe note: best made fresh and consumed within a day or two so only make what you think you will need.

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