• Makes 20
  • 60 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 8 Ingredients


Twinkle twinkle little star how I wonder what you are.
Preparation 20 minutes (plus chilling time), cooking 12 minutes.

Ingredients (makes 20 )

  • 125g butter, chopped at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • milk for glazing
  • coloured sugar for decorating


  1. Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Lightly grease 2 large baking trays. In a small bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat in egg until combined. Add sifted flour and baking powder. Place onto a floured board. Knead lightly until combined. Wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Roll dough between 2 sheets of baking paper until 0.5cm thick. Using an 8 cm star cutter, cut shapes from dough. Place onto prepared tray.
  3. Brush with milk and sprinkle lightly with coloured sugar. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden. Cool on trays.


You can use different size cookie cutters as well as different shapes of cookie cutters.

  • Very cute and perfect for a princess party.


  • Thanks. Look good and nice and easy.


  • Guess I know what I’m making for morning tea tomorrow.


  • These look wonderful for morning or afternoon tea.


  • Very cute. I might try these for my friend’s daughter’s upcoming 1st birthday party. What a great idea.


  • Very pretty biscuits for a party,they look too good to eat!


  • looks nice. ! I prefer a healthier version though


  • Fantastic idea, and very simple to do. It will be a hit next time the grandchildren are over visiting.


  • They look adorable. Perfect for a birthday party!!


  • so, so cute, you could also use sprinkles on top or those silver balls.


  • oh how yummy! I would love to make these with my kindy class


  • These look delicious! Thanks for sharing!


  • Thanks again for sharing; going to make these today and decorate with rainbow coloured sugar.


  • Thanks for sharing this recipe; these biscuits look wonderful.


  • i will be making these for parties


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