Elderflower and lime shortbread stars

Elderflower and lime shortbread stars


  1. Preheat oven to 180c (160c for fan assisted oven) gas mark 4.
  2. Cream together the butter, caster sugar and 2tbsps of the elderflower cordial, add the grated rind of the lime.
  3. Sift in the flour and mix to a dough, knead lightly.
  4. Roll out on a lightly floured work surface, cut into stars approximately 7-8cm diameter 10-15 minutes until pale golden, cool on a wire rack.
  5. Mix together the sieved icing sugar, remaining 1 tbsp. of elderflower cordial and enough lime juice to make a smooth, spreadable icing. Ice the biscuits and decorate with silver balls. Leave to set for several hours.

Cook’s tip: If using as decorations make a small hole in the uncooked biscuit with the blunt end of a skewer, carefully thread a ribbon through after the icing has set.

Recipe from bottlegreen.

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100g softened butter
50g caster sugar
3tbsps elderflower cordial
1 lime
200g plain flour
150g icing sugar
Silver balls and ribbon


Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 18
Nutrition: n/a