Beat the butter in a bowl with a wooden spoon (or in the mixer) until softened. Beat in the sugar, followed by the flour and semolina or rice flour. Work the ingredients together until they form a soft dough. (You can either cut out the stars or shapes you need now, or leave to chill and cut and bake later.)
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to the desired thickness and then cut out the desired shapes. Place on lined (or greased and floured) baking sheet, and bake in oven for 20-25 minutes, until starting to turn a light golden brown.
Transfer onto a cooling rack and sprinkle with sugar.
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