Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Star-Shaped Cookies and Guest Recipe

I've talked a lot about not being on the mood for sweets lately that, at the moment I turned off the computer I felt like eating all the chocolate in the world. So I made these fast and delicious cookies from Tati's blog, and they were just awesome. The recipe reminded me of the Berry Pie pastry. Because some of them got, let's say, a little bit tanned, I decided to cover them with chocolate. Then I finished with some sugar frosting and, voilà, there you go another Christmas treat!

Star-Shaped Cookies


75g butter
125g flour, strained
50g sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a bowl, add the butter, sugar and salt and mix them with the palm of your hand for a  while. Stir in the eggs and mix. Add the flour, previously strained, and mix until you get an even dough. If the douhg is sticking to your hand or bowl, add some more flour, and knead the dough, delicately. Wrap the dough in a plastic bag and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using. Open it, shape them as you wish and take to the preheat oven to 180oC for about 7 minutes. Let it cool thoroughly.

Chocolate Covering:


170g bittersweet chocolate
40g milk chocolate


In the microwave, melt the chocolate (in mine, it takes about 1 minute in maximum heat). Mix it well and delicately lay the cookies in the mixture. Let it dry in a sheet of baking paper.

Frosting - you can use the recipe available in here. Put the mixture in a plastic bag. Cut a tiny piece of the tip of the bag and walk it on the cookies in zigzag. Complete sprinkling some star shaped sprinkles.

Now I'm going to introduce something new in the blog. Whenever I have onther people's recipes, I'm going to post them as Guest Recipes. Today's is from my cousin's husband, who have become my neighbours a couple of months ago. We are always sharing our recipes and foods. And this simple chocolate triffle was devoured in less than 24 hours. Simple and delish!

Easy Chocolate Triffle


1 package digestive cookies
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can cream (200g)
8 tbsp powder chocolate


Mix well the condensed milk and the powder chocolate. Add the cream. Make layers of the cookies and the cream. Finish with some crushed cookies at the top of the last layer of cream. Cool the triffle for about 5 hours, or until firm.


  1. Delightful cookies! I love your idea of dipping them in chocolate; also like your guest recipe plan.

  2. Cute cookies. So nice that you and your cousin share recipes and that you share them with us.