Cast a beautiful spell over afternoon tea with these magical and edible wands! How great are these? If you are looking for a simple baking activity to do with your kids – this one is perfect!
You will need:
1 cup of caster sugar
1½ teaspoons vanilla essence
2½ cups of plain flour
1 egg yolk, extra
star shape cookie cutter
wooden paddle pop stick
Preheat the oven to 180ºC (160ºC for fan forced oven). Line baking tray with baking paper.
Process the butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
Add the egg, flour and extra egg yolk and process again until it forms a smooth dough.
Knead the dough lightly and wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Remove the dough from the fridge and roll out to the desired thickness of your biscuits. Rolling the dough between 2 pieces of baking paper works well.
Cut the dough into star shapes and place on lined baking tray.
Bake for 12 minutes or until golden. Allow biscuits to cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes. During this time, while they are still soft and pliable, insert the wooden paddle pop sticks. After this time, transfer the biscuits to a wire rack to cool completely.
Once the biscuits have cooled, ice them however you like and sprinkle with “fairy dust”.