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Elderflower & Lime Shortbread Stars by
Serves:  18
Ingredients: Elderflower & Lime Shortbread Stars
100g softened butter
50g caster sugar
3tbsps bottlegreen elderflower cordial
1 lime
200g plain flour
150g icing sugar
Silver balls and ribbon
· Pre-heat oven to 180c (160c for fan assisted oven) gas mark 4.
· Cream together the butter, caster sugar and 2tbsps of the bottlegreen elderflower cordial, add the grated rind of the lime.
· Sift in the flour and mix to a dough, knead lightly.
· Roll out on a lightly floured work surface, cut into stars approximately 7-8cm diameter. Place on lightly greased baking trays, cook for approximately 10-15 minutes until pale golden, cool on a wire rack.
· Mix together the sieved icing sugar, remaining 1tbsp of bottlegreen 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.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
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