Let’s Bake! (Star Constellation Cookies Edition)

As you guys may know, Rory got me the Nerdy Nummies recipes book for my birthday. I decided to try the Star Constellation Cookies first, as a way to celebrate New Years! It also didn’t look too intimidating which is good.

Basically, to make the cookies, I made her basic recipe of Lemon Sugar Cookies first, then cut them into star shapes, and ice them and add some sparkles.


Here’s the ingredients that you’ll need.

For the cookies (this recipe makes 24 cookies, I’ve halved the original recipe):

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter (at room temp)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 tbsp lemon zest (finely grated)
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • White pearl dust


First, we make the lemon sugar cookies dough.

Whisk the flour and baking powder together in a separate bowl then set aside.

In another bowl, beat the butter until it’s softened. Add the sugar and beat until it’s light and fluffy.

Add the egg in and mix.

Beat in the lemon zest, juice and vanilla. Gently add the flour mixture and mix together until well combined.


Roll the cookie dough out onto a lightly floured surface until it’s 1/4 inch thick. Cut out cookies using the star cookie cutter.

cut out stars

Place them on the lined baking trays.


Bake them at 180 C for 10-13 minutes. You want them to be firm to the touch but not brown at the edges (Ro’s words). You’ve got to keep a close eye on them as they’re very small so they can easily burn. Once they’re out, let them cool completely.

This next part was tricky for me. I made Ro’s royal icing recipe and filled it in a bag, with the smallest decorating tip I had. I outline the stars with icing, then fill in the center. Ro suggests using a toothpick to help spread it evenly.


I can’t even tell you how many cookies I had from this batch. I know it was over at least seventy. Anyway, the last step is to add the white pearl dust. Mix equal parts water and pearl dust, then use a small paintbrush to add the final decoration to the cookies.  Now you’re done!


So many star cookies!!

cookies 2

These are star constellation cookies after all. So I arranged them to look like some constellations. From left to right, I made Little Dipper, Libra and Sagittarius.

I was having so much fun with all of these, but in the end, we just wanted to eat the cookies. I really recommend this recipe, even if you just use the lemon sugar cookies recipe. They’re so yummy!

star constellation cookies

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  1. These are the cutest!!

    1. Thanks Olivia! 😄

  2. Gotta Try This 😍

    1. You should! They’re so cute and delicious 😄

  3. Omg these are so cute!

    1. They really are! I’m so glad they turned out right 😄

  4. These are so cute Angela!

    1. Thanks Natalie! 😄

  5. Oh my goodness these are the most adorable little things Angela! I’d be scared I’d eat them all because I’d be telling myself, well they are so little the whole “just a couple of them rule doesn’t apply” LOL

    1. Thanks Margaret! Haha, I lost count of how many i ate. But there were so many!! They were the perfect bite sized cookies 😄

      1. One of those times where you can say I ate a dozen cookies hahaha

  6. Ro’s book is just amazing! Your cookies turned out so good!! Really want to do them myself xx

    1. It really is! I’ve already begun eyeing up the next ones I could do 😄
      Thanks Anni! You should definitely give them a go 😄

  7. Omg they look so good! How in the world did they get that almost glistening texture and shape! Impressive!

    1. Thank you! I used tiny star cutters to make the stars. And then icing and some pearl dust on top to get them extra shiny and glittery 😄

  8. They’re so cute! I have to try this.

    1. Thank you! Definitely give them a go!!

  9. These are so sweet, but dangerous I imagine, being so small I’d end up eating them all before realising what I’d done 😉

    1. Haha, that was kind of the case! Totally worth it though 😀

  10. these look delicious and so sweet!

    1. Thank you! I’m so happy with how they came out, and they are definitely delicious 🙂

  11. Thanks for your sharing, they look shiny ! haha

    1. Thank you Miya! 🙂

  12. SO CUTE. I have most the ingredients at home already.

    1. Thank you! You should definitely try it, they come out so nice 😀

  13. Your cookies look exactly like the book, you did a brilliant job! Where did you get that mini cookie cutter?

    1. Thanks Chanelle! I found the star cutters at Spotlight! They’re by the Wilton brand. Ro uses a lot of their stuff for her baking 😀

      1. Spotlight has so many things!

  14. Oh yummm, these have me craving cookies now! I love the constellation idea, these cookies are the perfect size for it xx

    1. They’re so good!! It’s such a great idea too! I loved playing around with them, as much as eating them haha 🙂

  15. Oh these look like the perfect little cookies for in between! Super cute! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    love, elena


    1. Thank you Elena! They are so small, and perfect for a quick snack 😀

  16. They look so cute! And they turned out amazing <3
    Great post!
    I’d love it if you’d check out my new post at https://khanakm.com/2018/01/08/whats-in-my-travel-makeup-bag-nye-outfit-and-makeup/
    Khanak x

    1. Thank you so much, I’m glad you liked it 🙂 I’ll definitely take a look

  17. Ohmygosh these are adorable!! I can’t lie though, I’d probably have to make them a tad bigger because I know they’d be gone in a second being that size! Guess 2018 should be the year of self control for me 😂! xxx

    1. Thanks Lis! They are so delicious! They were so tiny, but with the amount of dough i had literally over a hundred cookies!! 😂

  18. Those are so cute and sound delicious! Thanks for sharing and congrats on all the followers (:

    1. Thank you! I love how good they came out, and they definitely were delicious 😄

  19. They look so cute and yummy! I would have so much problem with the cookie cutter if I do it myself. lol

    1. Thank you Eileen! I had problems with the dough at first! It was so sticky and wouldn’t roll out or cut out the cookies right! It took some trial and error, but eventually they worked out 🙂

  20. These cookies are so cool Angela and they look so delicious 😁 xx

    1. Thanks Amelia! I really like them too, they came out so good 😄

      1. It’s okay and yeah they definitely did 😁 xx

  21. how cute! i have all the ingredients, except Ciel sort of took my cookie cutters and bent them >.>

    1. Thanks! The recipe for the lemon cookies is still so good, you could make any shape of cookies 😀

  22. These are so cute and dinky!! They must have taken ages! Loving the pictures to, defiantly upping the ante on your recipe photos 🙂 xxx

    1. They were definitely dinky! It took so long haha! But I love how they came out 😀
      Thank you Hazel!! I’m trying harder with my photos, so I’m glad they’re coming out better 🙂

  23. Ohmygod these are so cute! I love how small they are, I really need to try these out 😍 xx

    1. Ah thank you!! They are really tiny, and bite-sized. A perfect little snack!!

  24. AMAZING!!! These look so great! ⭐️🌟💫

    1. Thank you! They came out so well 😄

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