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Make some star-shaped biscuits from The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner

Get the party started with a batch of bewitching star cookies. Witches and wizards will hoover up these tasty star cookies inspired by The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner by Terry Pratchett.

Puffin team
Make some star-shaped biscuits from The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner

You will need:

For the biscuits:

•  100g unsalted, softened butter

•  100g caster sugar

•  1 free-range egg

•  1 tsp vanilla extract

•  275g plain flour

To decorate:

•  Coloured sugar paste

•  Leftover jam

How to make them:

For the biscuits:

1.  Preheat your oven to 190C

2.  Line a baking tray with some greaseproof paper and mix butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until creamed - it should look pale and fluffy

3.  Mix the egg and vanilla extract together, and then add the flour until the mixture forms a dough

4.  Roll the dough onto a floured surface, making sure the dough remains around 1cm thick

5.  Using star-shaped biscuit cutters, cut the biscuits out and place onto your baking tray

6.  Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes, they should be golden-brown. Put aside to harden and cool on a wire rack

For the icing:

1.  Roll out coloured sugar paste

2.  Cut out star shapes using your star-shaped cutters

3.  Stick to the biscuits using a warm, leftover jam

Now lay out your bewitching biscuity treats for the perfect party treat. Try not to get too starry-eyed!


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