Christmas baubles & stars – Nigella eat your heart out!

In determination not to let the snow stop my fun, I’ve been on a bit of Christmas cook off this weekend & have another ‘simple-ish’ recipe to share courtesy of the Tesco magazine.

Christmas Biscuit Baubles & Stars

Christmas Biscuit Baubles & Stars

  • Makes 20ish
  • Takes 1 hour to prepare
  • 30 mins chilling
  • 12 mins cooking
  • & overnight to set


  • 1 lemon, zested & juiced
  • 100g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 175g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 500g Royal Icing sugar
  • Red food colouring – or in my case blue & yellow mixed together to make green!
  • Silver balls to decorate


  • Preheat over to 180 degrees.
  • Put the lemon zest, butter, sugar & flour in a food processor & blend to fine crumbs. 
  • Add the egg yolk & 1 tablespoon lemon juice & blend for a few seconds.
  • Gather dough into a ball and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Lightly dust a work surface with flour & roll out the dough to the thickness of a £1 coin.
  • Using a round cutter (or rim end of a glass!) and star cutter – cut out star/circle shapes & place on a oiled baking tray.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until just golden at the edges.  Leave for 10 minutes before removing from the tray to cool.
  • Make up the royal icing following the instructions on the pack.  Put half in a separate bowl & add a little more water to give a pouring consistency – colour as desired & put in an airtight containers until needed.
  • Put the thicker icing in a piping bag (sandwich bag works well!) & design to your heart’s content adding silver balls as you go along.
  • Leave to set overnight & voila your Christmas biscuits are ready to serve.

Sign up to the Country Bumpkin Chic Chats newsletter

* indicates required
Email Format

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Blog Newsletter

Sign up to the Country Bumpkin Chic Chats Newsletter

Stay in the loop with all our recent chats, and be updated with the latest blog posts and news stories!

You have Successfully Subscribed!