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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2013, 10:36:06 am »
They look delicious Judy  8)
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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2013, 10:47:11 am »
They look awesome Judy. Thanks for reminding me to make some. I have been knee deep (slight exaggeration) in Almond Addiction and gingerbread. However, Christmas isn't Christmas without Chocolate Shortbread Stars!  :)
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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2014, 03:36:40 am »
Just bumping this because I'm making them today. The mixture seems rather sticky to me, might have to add a bit more flour. The dough is currently in the fridge before rolling in the hope that it might firm up a bit. The raw mixture tastes good though.

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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2014, 07:25:49 am »
Thanks for bumping this recipe Chocolatte ;D
Did your mixture firm up?
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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2014, 07:51:39 am »
I've made these heaps of times and never add more flour. The mixture is quite sticky though, especially in hot weather! Even the dough is yummy! I'd love to know how you go...
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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2014, 08:25:18 am »
They taste great!!

The mixture did not firm up as much as I would have liked. I used a brand of butter that I have never used before, not sure if that is the reason. The stars did spread quite a lot on the trays, but I have have saved some of the better looking stars to use as a gift for a friend. When they are dusted with icing sugar they will look very festive.

I do miss my shortbread assistant, DD always has cold hands. She moved out this year. Was a bit sad when I realised that we always make shortbread and rum balls together every Christmas.

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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2014, 09:13:17 am »
This warm weather can play havoc with ye olde cookie dough. They do look lovely with a sprinkle of icing sugar though and they taste ah-mazing! Happy holidays! x
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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2014, 10:32:21 am »
I made halve the recipe over the weekend.Did the method a little different.Creamed the butter and sugar as stated but then added all the other ingredients in one go and  :: for 2 minutes.The dough had started to come together by then.
GS had a great time cutting out the dough with my Christmas cookie cutter :D They taste delicious.
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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2014, 11:06:03 am »
Did he try some raw CC?
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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2014, 11:49:15 am »
Nice to hear you've started GS's cooking lessons Denise.
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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2014, 04:17:01 pm »
Did he try some raw CC?
No Cookie he didn't try the cookie dough.But he loved the cooked version :D

Nice to hear you've started GS's cooking lessons Denise.
He loved it Judy although his attention span is very short. :D :D
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