The smell of these baking will definitely bring Christmas to mind! There is no yeast involved in these cinnamon "bread" stars, which are similar to scones.
Cinnamon bread stars - fun Christmas baking for kids!
250g self raising flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (plus extra for dusting)
1 tablespoon ground ginger
75g unsalted butter
1 large egg
2 tablespoons of golden (corn) syrup
Icing sugar to dust
Preheat the oven to 160C/gas mark 3.
Mix together the flour, sugar and spices in a bowl. Rub the butter into the mixture with the ends of your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Beat the egg and syrup together in a jug.
Make a well in the middle of the flour mix and add the egg mix. Mix together with a knife and then your hands until you get a ball of soft dough.
Wrap in cling film and pop in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
Roll out until about 1/2cm thick. Cut out about 32 biscuits with a star cutter. Place on a lined baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.
Cool on a rack. Dust with icing sugar and ground cinnamon.