Iced moon and star biscuits

    30 min

    Lovely biscuits that I like to give as gifts at Christmas, although they fit any season using different shapes and icing! I also make them as individual biscuits and cut them into festive shapes like trees, stars and angels. I have made this recipe with diary free spread AND gluten free flour for friends with special diets and it has still turned out great! They go down a treat every time.

    Cheshire, England, UK
    16 people made this

    Serves: 20 

    • 150g (5 1/2oz) butter or dairy free spread
    • 200g (7oz) plain flour or gluten free flour
    • 100g (3 1/5oz) caster sugar
    • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
    • 75g (2 3/4oz) icing sugar
    • yellow food colouring

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. Rub together the butter and flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs; add the caster sugar and lemon rind. Mix well. Alternatively place all the ingredients together in a food processor and blend.
    3. Press the mixture together to form a dough. Knead lightly. Roll out and cut circles, then cut moon shapes from the circles. Cut little stars out. Place on a baking sheet.
    4. Bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
    5. Mix the icing sugar with a squeeze of lemon juice and a little water. Mix to a paste.
    6. Coat the moons with white icing, reserving about a third. Colour this yellow and coat the stars. Allow to set. Stick the stars onto the moons with a little icing. Enjoy!


    Instead of icing, try either dipping in or drizzling over melted chocolate.

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    just made them for my lactose intolerant daughter she loves them x  -  10 Jun 2013


    err - has anyone tried to make these gluten free with the all in one method???  -  30 Nov 2015