Christmas Cranberry & Orange Stars

You need a little something in the run up to Christmas to tantalise the taste buds without going all out. These are very simple biscuits with a little Christmas twist.

Makes approx. 20

8oz Self -raising Flour
5oz butter
4oz caster sugar

1 egg

4oz Dried Cranberries ( chopped a little for easy cookie cutting)
Finely grated zest of 1 ½  oranges


Rub the Flour and butter together to a rough breadcrumb texture.
Add the sugar and mix in.
Add the grated orange zest and the dried cranberries and mix in.
Beat the egg and add to the dry ingredients and mix together.
Wash your hands and turn the dough onto a floured surface and flatten a little.
If you have time rest it in the fridge for  30 min, it makes it easier to deal with when its not so soft.
Roll out to about ¼ “ thick and with a star cookie cutter, cut and place on a lined oven tray ½ “ apart.
Bake at 180/gas mark 4 for approx. 7 minutes.
All ovens are different, these do not need to brown very much, there should just be a slight color at the edges.