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Black Star Is Spreading Good Fortune with Its Limited-Edition Lunar New Year Rabbit Cookies

The buttery shortbreads are topped with a layer of white chocolate then finished with a coconut crumb, mimicking a fluffy bunny facade.
By Libby Curran
January 11, 2023
By Libby Curran
January 11, 2023

The pastry masterminds at Black Star have long proven their talents when it comes to working to a theme. Last year, they gave us the intricate sushi platter-inspired Ari-Gâteaux for International Sushi Day, and then there was the snow-dusted, multi-layered Christmas cake that popped up for the festive season.

Now, for its latest trick, the cult-fave dessert brand behind the famed Strawberry Watermelon Cake is getting into the Lunar New Year spirit. Black Star Pastry has dreamed up a limited edition range of shortbread cookies to honour the Year of the Rabbit.

The selection of hand-crafted shortbread spells out the letters 'BLKSTR', with one cookie shaped like a rabbit holding a chocolate coin flavoured with strawberry and raspberry. Each cookie is coated with a layer of white chocolate then finished with a coconut crumb to mimic a fluffy bunny exterior.

You can buy the rabbit-shaped cookies individually for $6 or grab a seven-pack for $35 from all Black Star stores in Sydney and Melbourne between Friday, January 13–Sunday, January 22. Or you can pre-order online from January 11.

The sweet treats are ideal if you're hunting for a Lunar New Year gift to bestow good fortune on friends or family, especially since food is a traditional gifting option for the holiday.

Find the Lunar New Year cookies at all of Black Star's Aussie stores (Newtown, Sydney CBD, Rosebery, Moore Park, Chadstone and St Kilda) from January 13–22, with pre-orders open from January 11.

Published on January 11, 2023 by Libby Curran
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