Ginger Orange Stars

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85 g butter (soft)
55 g brown sugar
112 g honey
¾ tsp ground ginger
⅛ tbsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
218 g flour


  • hand mixer with beaters
  • bowl (large)
  • fine grater
  • rubber spatula
  • plastic wrap
  • rolling pin
  • cookie cutter
  • Step 1/7

    • 85 g butter (soft)
    • 55 g brown sugar
    • hand mixer with beaters
    • bowl (large)

    Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy

  • Step 2/7

    • 112 g honey
    • egg

    Add the honey and mix until well incorporated, doing the same with the egg. (Note: The honey will be more easily incorporated if runny. To make it more liquid, place the honey jar on a small to medium pot filled with room temp water. Put the pot on the lowest heat possible and wait for it to warm up,avoiding high temperatures.)

  • Step 3/7

    • ¾ tsp ground ginger
    • ⅛ tbsp ground cinnamon
    • orange
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • fine grater

    Zest half the orange as finely as possible and add to the mix along with the ginger and the cinnamon and the salt. (Note: I would add half the ginger, mix and taste test the batter and then adjust. You can always add more spices, but you can’t remove them)

  • Step 4/7

    • 218 g flour
    • rubber spatula

    With a spatula, gently incorporate the flour to the batter. It should come together into a tacky, but not sticky or runny dough. If so, add a bit more flour. (Note: if you are using flour without a raising agent, mix in 1/2 teaspoon baking powder to the flour)

  • Step 5/7

    • plastic wrap

    Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and rest in the freezer for 60 min

  • Step 6/7

    • rolling pin
    • cookie cutter

    Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough relatively thick, and cut with your favourite cookie cutter shape. Stars are pretty, and give lots of tasty crunchy corners with a soft center.

  • Step 7/7

    Bake for 10 to 12 min. When done, let cool 2 min before removing them from pan.

    Bake for 10 to 12 min. When done, let cool 2 min before removing them from pan.

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