When it comes to food, Christmas should be all about sharing. These scrummy macaron-like star biscuits can be a fantastic gift for your loved ones. Made with only four ingredients: ground almonds, egg whites, icing sugar and almond extract, they’re easy and not too time-consuming. I must have made literally hundreds of them over the years and they always go down a storm!
The good news for anyone suffering from a gluten or dairy allergy, is that they have no butter and can be gluten-free as well. Just use gluten-free flour for dusting instead of plain.
If like me, you love anything citrus, try adding grated zest of one lemon or orange instead of almond extract. To make my biscuits even more Christmassy I decorated them with pretty sugar snowflakes which, unlike many widely available sprinkles, don’t melt or fade in high temperature. Without further ado, here is what you’ll need:
Makes about 35 biscuits
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