Lemon Myrtle Stars


I love cookies and although it is most common to make them for Christmas here in Germany I always try and find an excuse to make some throughout the year.

A few weeks ago, my lovely friend sent me a packet of Lemon Myrtle spice from Australia and while I was wondering about a way to use them these cookies came to my mind.

You need: 110 g of icing sugar and 300 g of flour, 1 tsp Lemon Myrtle spice, 200 g butter and 2 egg yolks. Some more icing sugar and edible flowers for decoration.

Combine all ingredients with your hands and knead into a dough. Refrigerate for half an hour. Roll out the dough, use cookie cutters to make stars, ar any other shapes and bake on a parchment paper lined tray for about 10 – 15 minutes, or until they are just lightly brown on the edges.

Because these are supposed to be summer cookies I decorated them with some Thai Basil flowers. Any other edible flowers, such as lavender would be nice too. Just mix some icing sugar with a little bit of hot water and put a drop of it on each cookie and the gently place a flower in the middle.

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9 responses

  1. Dzoli

    Lemon Myrtle is made from Lemon Myrtle tree leaves.They are bashed to release citrus oil and it is used everywhere where you would use lemon:)Your cookies look sweet and delicious;)

    August 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm

  2. I have never tried lemon myrtle, but it does sound like a great citrusy flavor to add to cookies or cakes. Your pictures are stunning, you did a great job on the presentation.

    August 29, 2011 at 5:53 pm

  3. Those are just stunning. Those little flowers!

    August 29, 2011 at 6:19 pm

  4. These are just so so cute :) and im sure taste wonderrfffulll!

    August 29, 2011 at 7:40 pm

  5. Aw, thank you all for your nice comments. :)

    August 29, 2011 at 10:55 pm

  6. These look fabulous!

    August 31, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    • Thank you , I just had a look at your blog and I love it.

      November 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm

  7. Its fantastic as your other content : D, regards for posting .

    November 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm

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