My Pet Star: Bake these cosmic star cookies

Published on: 13 May 2020 Author: Julie Peppiatt

Take the My Pet Star magic to infinity and beyond with this step-by-step recipe for yummy cookies - because every Pet Star needs a cosmic snack.

We're giving copies of My Pet Star by Corrinne Averiss and Rosalind Beardshaw to families across the country through food banks, refuges and more. We want you to join in the fun of this magical story... so let's get baking!

My Pet Star and cookies

What you will need

Makes 15-20 cookies:

  • 100g butter
  • 75g light muscovado sugar
  • 175g plain flour


  • Star and/or moon cookie cutters - or you can shape these out of tin foil and cut around them
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 5/6 teaspoons of water
  • Hundreds and thousands or any other topping of choice

My Pet Star and cookies ingredients

Your step-by-step guide

1. Fix some greaseproof paper on to a baking tray ready for your cookies to sit on later.

2. Turn the oven on to 160c/Gas 3.

3. Chop the butter into small chunks and add this to the bowl with the sugar and the flour.

My Pet Star and cookies ingredients in bowl

4. Rub the butter into the flour and sugar to form breadcrumbs.

My Pet Star and cookies crumb mixture

5. Start to bring the mixture together using clean hands. You’ll need to knead the dough in the bowl to get it to stick together. Once you have your dough, roll this out on a floured surface - it’s a crumbly mixture so be gentle!

My Pet Star and cookies rolled out

6. It’s time to get your cookie cutters ready! Cut out your shapes from the rolled-out dough. Then carefully lift them from the surface using a spatula and place them on the baking tray.

My Pet Star and cookies on baking tray

7. Bake your cookies in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until pale golden-brown.

8. In the meantime, why not put pens to paper and colour in an illustration from My Pet Star

9. Once cooked - they will still appear a little soft to the touch - allow the cookies to cool completely on a plate or wire rack. Now it’s time to ice and decorate!

My Pet Star and cookies on wire rack

10. Place the icing sugar in a bowl then add a couple of spoonfuls of water at a time and mix together. Once you have a thick consistency, use a small metal spoon to layer the icing on to each biscuit and spread to the edges. Then add your hundreds and thousands or other toppings.

11. Wait for the icing to dry, then tuck in to your delicious cosmic treats! 

My Pet Star finished cookies

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Illustrations © Rosalind Beardshaw, 2019. From My Pet Star by Corrinne Averiss and Rosalind Beardshaw. Published and reproduced by kind permission of Orchard Books. 

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