Sweet Biscuits Stars
1 hr 45 min.
Pulse together the flour, cornflour, salt, icing sugar, lemon zest and butter in a food processor until it comes comes together to form a dough in the machine.
Remove the dough, knead gently and form into a ball. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for 60 minutes.
Prepare the coloured sugar by placing the granulated sugar in a Ziploc bag. Add a few drops of red food colouring and seal the bag up.
Shake well until the colour has distributed evenly among the sugar; use your hands to massage the sugar and help break up any clumps that might form.
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C | 350F | gas 4.
Remove from the fridge and roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1/2 cm thickness. Cut out shapes from the dough using a small star-shaped cookie cutter.
Grease and line 2 large baking trays with greaseproof paper.
Arrange the star-shaped dough on the baking trays spaced apart then bake for 10-12 minutes until they just start to colour.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle immediately with the coloured granulated sugar.
Allow them to cool on the sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve the stars stacked on serving plates.