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.
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!!
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!
As an extra reason for celebration, it seems I’ve reached 2300 followers! I know I mention each hundred that passes by, but I’m just so happy and thankful that my blog continues to reach new people! I do my best to keep up with everyone, so please do stop by and say hi in the comments!
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