Any English people reading that will know these as "Iced Gems". When I was a child my grandmother would buy my brother and I bags of iced gems, a tiny cookie little bigger than a dime with a star of coloured royal icing on the top.
They looked nothing like a gem, they were usually pastel shades and the cookie was made of the driest most uninteresting recipe in the world. But still we loved these little gems, with most kids eating the star off first then having the boring cookie part with milk.
We have re-created the gem but used butter cookie dough cut into the shape of a flower with pink and white royal icing stars on the top. Now we're debating which is the best bit, the star or the cookie. What do you think?
Available in bags of 12 or assorted gift boxes.