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Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« on: December 19, 2012, 10:43:35 am »
These cookies looks so festive and taste so fabulous! Now it's twice as fun, and twice as fast now I have converted the recipe to make them in my Thermomix.

Ingredients

250g unsalted  butter, softened

160g  raw sugar

185g plain flour

100g rice flour

25g cocoa powder

125g dark choc bits

2 tablespoons icing sugar, extra

 

How to

1. Mill sugar for 15 seconds on speed 9.
2. Add butter to sugar in TM bowl and chop for 5 seconds  on speed 6.
3. Add half the plain flour, rice flour and cocoa powder and mix for 5 seconds on speed 6.
4. Add the remaining plain flour, rice flour and cocoa and mix for 5 - 8 seconds on speed 6.
5. Remove the mixture from the TM bowl and knead on a floured surface  until smooth. Roll the dough between sheets of baking paper until 1cm thick; refrigerate 30 minutes.
6. Preheat oven to 160 C (140 C fan-forced) .   Line two oven trays with baking paper.
7. Cut 25 x 6.5cm stars from dough. Place 4cm apart on baking trays. Decorate with Choc Bits; 1 Choc Bit in each point of the star.
8. Bake stars 20 minutes; cool on trays. Dust stars with extra sifted icing sugar.

Converted from: The Australian Women’s Weekly Christmas and Holiday Entertaining 2010/11
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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 12:02:55 pm »
Wow lovely looking stars tat.

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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 01:06:43 pm »
The look very festive TAT :)
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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2012, 06:27:04 am »
These are lovely TAT - thanks for the recipe.
Judy from North Haven, South Australia

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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2012, 12:05:42 pm »
These are lovely TAT - thanks for the recipe.
Judy, you work faster than the speed of light! I love the look of yours! I've always loved these cookies, and I love them even more now I can make them in the thermie! Love your work, JD!
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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2012, 09:38:10 pm »
The recipe just popped up at the right time TAT.  We've got Katie & her DH coming for afternoon tea tomorrow so I needed something else for that - trouble is no surprises for her as she now knows what to expect but hopefully she hasn't had time to make them herself yet  ;D
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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012, 09:42:56 pm »
Ooh yum! They look great JD, can't wait to try them.

(I haven't made them, too busy making fudge!)
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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 09:47:29 pm »
See, you can't keep secrets from anyone on here - morning Katie  :D :D
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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2012, 09:54:22 pm »
No secrets on the forum!

Morning Judy. I woke up at my normal time and then remembered I'm on holidays and don't have to go to work, yay! I did get up to start the washing, but now I'm back in bed reading the forum on my phone.
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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2013, 02:18:48 am »
Made these again this year as I remembered how nice they were the first time I made them.  Made difference shapes this year using various Christmas themed cutters.  Just have to dust them before serving to pretty them up a bit more.
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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2013, 04:49:47 am »
They look great Judy! :)  How long do you think they would keep?

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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2013, 05:00:35 am »
Yum Judy. They wouldn't last long in my house lol. :)
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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2013, 06:00:18 am »
Yum Judy. They wouldn't last long in my house lol. :)

Mine neither.  :D  I've have to hide them, but I'm thinking of gifts to bake.

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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2013, 07:50:38 am »
They stay fresh for ages girls, especially stored in a tin.  Biscuits last me a long time as I don't eat many but I do like to have home made bikkies in the house.
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Re: Chocolate Shortbread Stars
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2013, 09:25:12 am »
Lovely biscuits Judy.