Iced moon and star biscuits

Iced moon and star biscuits


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About this recipe: 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.

gillrogers001 Cheshire, England, UK

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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Reviews (2)


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

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