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A row of cheese stars (biscuits) on a wire rack

Cheese Star Biscuits

Crisp, melt in your mouth, cheesy little biscuits!
Course Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 40 Stars, depending on the size of your cutter
Author Nigella Lawson


  • 50 g self raising flour
  • 25 g soft butter
  • 80 g finely grated mature cheddar cheese
  • 20 g finely grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika optional


  • Preheat your oven to 200C/fan 180C.
  • Grease and line a couple of baking trays.
  • Simply mix together all the ingredients together in a bowl or place in a food processor and process until the dough comes together.
  • Dust a work surface with flour, then roll out the orange dough and cut out your shapes.
  • Place on the baking trays and bake for 8-10 minutes or until puffy and golden. Remove from the oven and transfer the biscuits to a wire rack to cool.


Obviously the amount of biscuits you will end up with will depend on the size of cutter you use. I used a small 3cm star cutter and got about 40 biscuits.
Very slightly adapted from a recipe by Nigella Lawson.