Here’s a little something to get you in the Xmas spirit. I’ll be making these with my eldest daughter Ruby’s school next week. I’m also going to use them as a table decoration for Christmas day. Cute, huh?
125g softened unsalted butter
½ cup brown sugar
1 egg yolk
½ cup treacle
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 tbs water + extra if required
3 tbs icing sugar
1/2-1 tbs boiling water
Pre-heat oven to 160C.
Cream together the butter and brown sugar.
Separate the egg and mix in the yolk into the butter mixture with the treacle.
Sift the dry ingredients (flour/ginger/baking soda and cinnamon).
Combine the butter and dry ingredients. Sometimes a little water is needed to achieve the right consistency. You want it to come together but not to be too sticky.
When the dough comes together in the bowl. Knead gently on a floured bench and roll out until ¼ inch thick.
You need to cut out 6 small stars, 18 medium stars and 12 large stars.
Place them on a baking tray and bake for 8- 10 minutes or until lightly golden and starting to firm around the edges.
Allow to cool.
Mix together icing sugar with boiling water until you have a firm but workable paste.
Start with a large star and top with a small smear of icing, then add a medium star, and repeat until you finish with 2 medium stars on top with a small star on the top of the tree.