Chocolate Chip Ginger Star Biscuits

These use the same biscuit recipe as my gingerbread men. I use this as a base for lots Christmas biscuits but I just love these chocolate chip stars. Because the biscuits are relatively light they make great tree decorations – simply make a small hold in the dough before baking and tie a ribbon through once cooked. If you can I recommend preparing the dough overnight to leave time for it to mature, otherwise just skip this step.

Makes over 100 stars

100g butter
100g brown sugar
50g brown cane sugar
5 tbsp molasses sugar
3 tbsp honey
100ml double cream
3 tsp ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
400g flour
200g dark chocolate chips

1. Cream together the butter, sugar and honey.
2. Mix in all the cream.
3. Now add the ginger, cinnamon and flour, kneed together so you are left with a ball of dough. If too sticky to manage just add more flour.
4. Wrap in cling-film and leave to mature, the closer to 12 hours the better.
5. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.
6. Lightly flour a surface and using around a quarter of the dough at a time, roll the dough until its thin (roughly no more than 5mm).
7. Cut the stars with a cutter and whilst still in the cutter press several chocolate chips into the dough. Now carefully place each one onto your baking tray. Bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes – keep an eye on them in the last couple of minutes as they will brown quickly.