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Top down shot of vanilla biscuits filled with jam on a cooling rack. A small bowl of jam with a spoon is next to it
12Total Time
50Prep Time
12Bake Time

Vanilla Star Biscuits

Quick and easy

9 Reviews

  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

About the bake

This vanilla biscuit recipe is so simple to make and can be personalised and decorated in a number of different ways.

Why not fill your vanilla star biscuits with a yummy jam filling or perhaps whip up some vanilla icing and pipe snowflakes to make the perfect homemade Christmas gift. 

Whether you are dipping in melted chocolate or eating them plain, the Nielsen-Massey vanilla used in this recipe will give your biscuits a delicious burst of flavour with every bite. 

12Total Time
50Prep Time
12Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, 350°F, gas mark 4). Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper.

  2. Step 2:

    Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla extract together in a mixing bowl until creamy. Add the egg and continue to mix , gradually adding the flour until you reach a soft dough. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes.

  3. Step 3:

    Roll out the dough 5mm/1/4" thick on a surface dusted with a little flour. Cut out 40 stars. Place on the baking trays and bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

  4. Step 4:

    To decorate, melt the white chocolate and drizzle over the top of the stars. Leave to set. 


    If you'd rather decorate your biscuits with royal icing, this video will show you how:


    • 150g Butter (unsalted)
    • 75g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 2 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
    • 300g Allinson's plain white flour
    • 1 Egg
    • 150g White chocolate

Nutritional Information

per 31g
  • 167cal Energy
  • 8.9g Fat
  • 5.4g of which Saturates
  • 19g Carbohydrates
  • 8g of which Sugars
  • 2.4g Protein
  • 0.03g Salt

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