05/12/2014 11:11 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Christmas Recipe: Star Biscuits

Alice Vinten

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Whip these out to impress your guests this Christmas - they are a winner with adults and children alike. These biscuits are a staple of mine, I make them year after year because they are delicious and so simple to make.

Ideal for busy parents, they only have three ingredients, most of which you'll have in the cupboards. The exception is the edible glitter, which is readily available in most large supermarkets and online (but they are also very tasty without!).

Prep time: Less than five minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Makes: 18 biscuits

4oz softened butter or margarine
2oz caster sugar
6oz plain flour
Edible glitter
Star cutter (I use a 6cm cutter)

1. Pre-heat oven to 150. Grease a baking tray, or cover in greaseproof paper.

2. Put the butter in a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until really soft. Add the caster sugar and beat together until smooth.

3. Sift in the flower and continue to mix with the spoon until it starts to combine. Then use your hands to form a dough.

4. Dust your kitchen surface with icing sugar or flour and roll out your dough, until it is between 4mm and 6mm thick.

5. Cut out your stars and lay them on your baking tray.

6. Place in the oven and bake for 20mins (they made need a little more or less, depending on how thick they are, so keep an eye on them) They are done when they are golden brown at the edges.

7. Once you have removed them from the oven, sprinkle with the glitter straight away whilst the biscuits are still really hot. This will ensure that the glitter sticks to the surface well. Allow to cool (if you can!).

Recipe from Alice Vinten, who runs Crafty Love UK - a community craft page which shares inspiration for handmade crafts, DIY, up-cycling projects and loads of thrifty kids' craft ideas.
For lots more brilliant ideas visit her Facebook page,

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