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

Ingredients:
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

Method:
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.