Mince Pie Stars

I adore mince pies but Madeleine's not quite old enough to make them with any great success so I've developed this foolproof recipe which are great fun to make with kids and the results are so pretty and taste AMAZING.



1 pack of ready-to-roll shortcrust pastry

1 jar mincemeat (homemade or shop brought)

1 egg, beaten

a load of icing sugar


Preheat your oven to 200oC and line a couple of baking trays with baking parchment. Set aside whilst you cut out as many stars as possible from the pastry before re-rolling and repeating- (place the stars on the prepared parchment as you go). Once you have filled the trays brush the stars with the egg before placing a small teaspoon of mincemeat in the centre of each stars. Place in the oven for 10-12minutes or until golden. Remove and immediately sieve over a layer of icing sugar before transferring them to a wire cooling rack. Repeat the icing sugar before serving.