Once the Turkey is gone, the pigs in blankets are polished off and the crackers have been pulled, its time for dessert! There are plenty of options; a yule log, a traditional pudding, but what about something different? Something you don't have to slice up, or set alight. Our Star cookie Christmas wreath is just the thing. Its simple to make but super pretty and it makes the perfect centre piece to your Christmas dessert table.
We use shortbread cookies for our wreath as they are soft, buttery and very easy to make, using only 4 ingredients!
.1/2 cup granulated sugar
.1 cup unsalted, room temperature butter
. 2 cups plain flour
. 1 tsp vanilla essence
. Start by pre-heating your oven to 180C and lining a few cookie trays with baking paper or foil. There will be a lot of stars to bake so you may have to work in batches (be sure to bake larger ones together and smaller ones together so they have similar cooking times and don't burn)!
. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy.
. Sift in the flour and mix in until you get a crumbly dough which holds together when you squeeze it in your hands
. Flour a worktop and a rolling pin and roll out half of the dough at a time.
. You can then begin to cut our your stars. We used this cookie cutter set (using the smallest 5 stars) and be sure to cut at least 4 of your largest stars and 4 of the next size.
. Arrange the stars on the baking paper trays and bake for 8-12 minutes depending on size. Keep checking for when they just turn golden on the edges.
. Allow the cookies to cool and then begin to organise them into your wreath design on a flat surface like a wooden board. We started with the largest 4 stars on the 'compass points'.
. We then decorate these stars and add on the next 4 between them
. Repeat until you have placed and decorated all of your stars!
.We used random and varied designs on our stars and we finished them off with a dusting of edible silver glitter!
Perfect! Be sure to tag us in your Chrimas wreath photos over on Insta! However you are celebrating this year we wish you a happy and safe Christmas time!