C is for Chocolate Stars

Our home town has a lot going on at the moment in the way of festivals, outdoor events and music.  Last weekend we took Bear and Bee to see the floats in the illuminated parade.  There are a lot of choices when it comes to food available for purchase before the parade starts but we usually take a picnic dinner.

As luck would have it Bear has had her heart set on making star biscuits over the past few days so we used her idea as inspiration for dessert for our picnic.

C is for Chocolate Stars

Rather than the usual sweet biscuit dough that we have used before the girls and I went through the Martha Stewart Cookie app that we have and chose a chocolate cookie recipe.  The same recipe is here on the Martha Stewart website. We topped the star shaped biscuits with a simple chocolate icing (see my post on cupcakes for a basic icing recipe) and silver balls or silver and gold sanding sugar. A perfect accompaniment for all the twinkling lights we saw in the parade.

Chocolate Star Biscuits
Recipe from Martha Stewart
Makes 24

1 1/4 cups plain flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt (we left this out)
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg


C is for Chocolate Stars
1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder and baking soda.

C is for Chocolate Stars
2. In a small bowl, whisk melted butter, sugar and egg.

C is for Chocolate Stars
3. Add the butter mixture to the flour mixture and mix until a dough forms.

C is for Chocolate Stars
4. Divide the dough in half and roll each half out between 2 sheets of non-stick baking paper.

5. Refrigerate dough for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius and line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper.

C is for Chocolate Stars
6.  Use star shaped cutters to cut out star biscuits from dough and place on lined baking trays.

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7.  Bake biscuits for 8 to 10 minutes, rotating trays halfway through.

C is for Chocolate Stars
C is for Chocolate Stars
8. Cool biscuits on cooling rack before topping with icing and sprinkles.

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