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Lemony Star Cookies for Christmas

>> December 23, 2010


Its Christmas time and the designs that come to my mind are stars and Christmas trees. I took an adventurous step towards preparing these star cookies bcoz I don’t have a star shaped cookie cutter so I decided to cut out a butter paper in the shape of a star and then stencil it on the cookie dough. I adapted a short bread kind of recipe since I dint want the cookie to rise. A lemony flavor is induced for a change in the cookie as well as in the frosting.

the recipe

ingredients for the cookies

flour – 1 cup
butter – ¼ cup
melted butter or veg oil – ¼ cup approximately
egg – 1
sugar - ¼ cup
salt – 2 pinch
vanilla extract – 1 tsp
lemon rind – 1 tbsp

ingredients for the frosting & deco

butter – ½ tbsp
sugar – 3 tbsp
buttermilk – 2-3 tbsp
lemon juice – 5-6 drops
silver sugar balls – as required



the method

Bring the butter to room temperature. Beat it till fluffy. Mix the sugar and salt. Add the powdered sugar and beat well. (Since this is a small quantity I used a fork to beat the mix). Add the egg and beat well. Pour the vanilla extract and melted butter or oil. Mix well. Add the lemon rind. Stir in the flour in batches and mix well. Make it into a disc shape and keep it in refrigerator for half an hour. Grease a baking tray or spread a butter paper and apply butter. Cut the cookies into preferred shape, place it in the baking tray and keep it in the refrigerator for another half an hour. Bake at 170C for 10 – 11 minutes. Remove from baking tray immediately. Cool it on wire racks.

For the frosting, mix together butter, sugar and lemon juice. Heat till sugar melts. Add buttermilk and boil until a pale white color forms. Turn off heat and cool it.
Brush the frosting on cookies and place the silver sugar balls in preferred design or just sprinkle it on cookies.

the recipe goes to Dr.Sameena's Cakes and Cookies for Christmas event  & Champa's Bake Off Event




24 comments:

Priya December 23, 2010 at 3:50 PM  

Elegant and cute looking star cookies..

Suja Sugathan December 23, 2010 at 8:45 PM  

Beautiful star cookies..awesome.

Akila December 23, 2010 at 9:29 PM  

just love it...........

Torviewtoronto December 23, 2010 at 9:48 PM  

beautiful cookies happy holidays

Sayantani December 23, 2010 at 10:44 PM  

beautiful!!!love the glaze on top.

Ananda Rajashekar December 24, 2010 at 12:42 AM  

oh they look wonderful Merry Christmas :)

NIDHYA December 24, 2010 at 2:32 AM  

Lovely cookies, looks fabulous.

Aaha Oho

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal December 24, 2010 at 2:37 AM  

wow, these really look beautiful and sparkly.

MiniBinoy December 24, 2010 at 9:10 PM  

nice recipe Roshan..book marked..WISH YOU AND FAMILY A VERY MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!,INI

mangocheeks December 27, 2010 at 3:06 AM  

Seasonal greetings.

The star cookies are so celebratory.

aipi December 27, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

So cute n festive..awesome job here !!


US Masala

Satya December 27, 2010 at 4:56 PM  

Wow, lovely cookies...

Kitchen Boffin December 27, 2010 at 10:09 PM  

These really looks beautiful & perfect...

Sanjeeta kk December 29, 2010 at 7:31 PM  

Very pretty looking cookies. Crisp and cute!

Aparna December 29, 2010 at 7:36 PM  

They're pretty and perfect for the season. Season's greetings and best wishes for a happy new year.

Smita Srivastava December 31, 2010 at 3:05 PM  

A very Happy new year to you n ur family , loved going thru ur wonderful blog !!!

- Smita
www.littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com
(fun foods for little eaters

Sumi January 4, 2011 at 5:44 PM  

like the design in the cookies like little lights..:) Happy New year to you and your family

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