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Star Sign Cookies

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12 people

Baking ingredients

  • Shortbread Dough Pre-Made and Chilled
  • Flour

Decorating ingredients

  • 2 x 400 g Renshaw Royal Icing Pots
  • 250 g Renshaw Flower and Modelling Paste White
  • Rainbow Dust Light Gold Paint Metallic
  • Rainbow Dust Light Silver Paint Metallic
  • Rainbow Dust ProGel Navy Blue
  • Rainbow Dust ProGel Purple
  • Rainbow Dust ProGel Black
  • Rainbow Dust ProGel Turquoise
  • Rainbow Dust ProGel Pink
  • Rainbow Dust ProGel Baby Blue


Prepare your Equipment:

Step 1

You will need: Lined baking tray, Rolling pin, 9cm x 6cm heart cutter, 5mm mini star plunger cutter, Spoons, Small bowls, Water pot, Icing sugar, Stiff bristled Paintbrush, Fine pointed paintbrush, Cocktail sticks, Piping bags, No.1 Piping tip, No.2 Piping tip, Scissors, Paint palette, Greaseproof paper

Baking the Cookies:

Step 2

Pin out the dough on a clean surface lightly dusted with flour to between 3 - 4mm. Cut out 12 hearts using the cutter.

Step 3

Place the shapes on a lined baking tray and bake in the oven for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 4

Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack


Step 5

Let down 30g of Royal Icing with a little water and place into a piping bag fitted with a No.1 tip. Next, colour up 200g of Royal Icing using Black ProGel. Place a small amount of this into a piping bag fitted with a No.2 tip. Let the rest down with water to run out consistency and place into a large piping bag.

Step 6

Prepare 5 bowls and place 100g of Royal Icing in each. Colour with Purple, Navy Blue, Pink, Baby Blue and Turquoise ProGel. Then let down to run out consistency and place into piping bags.

Step 7

Pipe a border around each biscuit using the Black Royal Icing in the No.2 piping bag and leave to set.

Step 8

Knead 100g of Flower & Modelling Paste on a clean surface until soft and pliable. Lightly dust the surface with icing sugar and pin out the paste until paper thin. Cut out stars using the mini star cutter and leave to set. You will need 141 in total.

Step 9

To create the galaxy effect, fill in around the border with Black run out Royal Icing. Fill in the rest using a mixture of the other colours of run out Royal Icing, then swirl the colours together with a cocktail stick. Try mixing and matching different quantities of colours for different galaxy effects. Leave to set fully for at least 24 hours.

Step 10

Place the biscuits on some greaseproof paper. Load up a stiff bristled paintbrush with Light Silver Paint and splatter over the biscuits to complete the galaxy effect.

Step 11

With the White Royal Icing in the No.1 piping bag, attach the stars for each constellation. Once the stars are in place, join them up by piping lines. Leave to set.

Step 12

Once set, paint the constellations with Light Gold Paint and a fine paintbrush to finish.