Cheese stars 2016

Cheese stars

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins - 12 mins


makes 20

Show off your cooking skills and get in the festive spirit with these fun looking easy cheesy treats - they make great party snacks for grazing guests

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per star

  • kcal87
  • fat6g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.2g


  • 320g puff pastry sheet
  • mugful of grated cheese (we mixed 60g cheddar with 25g parmesan)
  • flour, for dusting



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  • 2 tbsp milk



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  • toppings of your choice (optional) - we used poppy seeds, dried oregano and sesame seeds


  1. Unroll the pastry and sprinkle most of the cheese over one half of the sheet. Fold the pastry in half to cover the cheese and seal it in.

  2. Dust your rolling pin and work surface with a little flour and put your pastry sheet on it. Roll it out until doubled in size.

  3. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line two baking sheets with baking parchment.

  4. Using cookie cutters, cut the pastry into shapes and put them on the prepared baking sheets. (Put the cutters on the dough close together so that less pastry is wasted. You can fold the trimmings back on themselves and re-roll to cut out more shapes.)

  5. Brush the shapes with milk and add a pinch of cheese and a sprinkling of your chosen topping, if using.

  6. Bake in the oven for 10-12 mins or until risen and golden, then transfer to a serving plate. Will keep in an airtight container for 3 days.

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Katie Murphy's picture
Katie Murphy
18th Dec, 2017
These are divine, although true to my Mothers recipe I used cheddar, swiss and parm! They are so good I have had to just keep making them because they get eaten so quickly, no time to save for guests or as gifts!
11th Nov, 2017
Can these be frozen please and how long for?
goodfoodteam's picture
15th Nov, 2017
Thanks for your question. Yes you can. All our freezable recipes are marked with a blue star above the nutritional figures at the top of the recipe. You can freeze these for up to a month or a little longer if well sealed. Make sure you layer them up with baking paper so they don't stick together.
15th Nov, 2017
I think that they would be best frozen raw so that they are fresher tasting when cooked. You can easily cook from frozen, just add about 5 minutes to the cooking time. Alternatively if you were to freeze them after cooking, they would need to be wrapped well to prevent them going stale in the freezer. Not sure how long you would be able to freeze them for, personally I stick to about 1 month for most things.
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