RULES OF THE KITCHEN
Wash your hands with soap and water before you begin.
Read the whole recipe carefully before starting. If you don’t understand any part, ask an adult to help you.
Collect all the ingredients and equipment you need for the recipe before you start to cook
Do one step of the recipe at a time. Do not skip steps.
Measure carefully, using the correct equipment.
Use the correct size of pan called for in recipe.
Follow the times set in the recipe. If a recipe says shake for 45 seconds, be sure you shake for a least 45 seconds.
Clean up when you are finished!
Share your tasty creations with family and friends.
CHOCOLATE STAR BISCUITS
¾ cup butter, softened
1¼ cups sugar
1½ cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
½ tsp baking powder
100g premium white cooking chocolate, melted
Preheat oven to 350 or 325° convection. Line 3 large trays with baking paper. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then add egg and beat well.
Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder, then add to the butter mixture. Mix to form a soft dough. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface until 5mm thick. Using a 7cm star cutter, cut stars from dough.
Re-roll any scraps of pastry and cut out more stars. Place on prepared trays, allowing room for spreading. Chill for 10 mins. Bake for 10–12 mins, until firm. Cool on trays for 5 mins, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Choose any shaped cutter that you like – try bells, Christmas trees or circles. You can sandwich stars together with melted chocolate, or dip half a star into melted milk or dark chocolate. Lining the trays with baking paper will ensure that the biscuits don’t stick to the tray. Chilling the dough helps keep the star shape.
Drizzle with melted chocolate.