EatSmarter exclusive recipe

Lemon Stars

with Quince Jelly

Recipe development: EAT SMARTER
Lemon Stars

Lemon Stars - Doubly delicious: crumbly cookies with fruity filling

45 min.
2 h. 15 min.
Ready in


for 30 pieces
4 ounces
fine Whole-wheat flour (or pastry flour; plus more for dusting)
4 ounces
2 ounces
4 ounces
3 ounces
print shopping list

Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Fine grater, 1 Rolling pin, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Oven rack, 1 Plastic wrap, 1 small mold (star shape), 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

Step 1/9
Lemon Stars preparation step 1

Rinse lemon in hot water, wipe dry and finely grate zest. Beat together flour, butter, sour cream, half the lemon zest and 1 pinch of salt with a hand mixer until smooth.

Step 2/9
Lemon Stars preparation step 2

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Step 3/9
Lemon Stars preparation step 3

Divide dough into 3 portions and roll out each on a floured work surface to 5 mm (approximately 1/4 inch) thick.

Step 4/9
Lemon Stars preparation step 4

Cut dough into star shapes. Knead together dough scraps, roll out again and cut into more stars.

Step 5/9
Lemon Stars preparation step 5

Place stars on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake in oven at 180°C (fan 160 °C, gas: mark 2-3) (approximately 350°F) until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool commpletely on a cooling rack.

Step 6/9
Lemon Stars preparation step 6

Heat quince jelly in a small pot, stirring until smooth.

Step 7/9
Lemon Stars preparation step 7

Spoon 1/2 teaspoon jelly on half of the stars, in the centers.

Step 8/9
Lemon Stars preparation step 8

Top with remaining stars and let set.

Step 9/9
Lemon Stars preparation step 9

Squeeze juice from lemon. Mix together 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice, powdered sugar and remaining lemon zest in a small bowl. Spoon icing on top of cookies and let set before serving.

Additional advice