Cinnamon Stars / "Zimtsterne"
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Cinnamon Stars / "Zimtsterne"

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Serves 1 - 100 Cookies

These delectable little cookies are traditionally eaten in Germany at Christmas time, and are best stored in a metal tin to retain their chewy texture.

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  • 6 eggs (whites only)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 450g icing sugar (sieved)
  • 900g ground almonds
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of ground cloves
  • 2 tbsp blackcurrant jelly


    1. Pre-heat your oven to 150C.
    2. Whisk the egg whites and salt until stiff, and gradually add the icing sugar.
    3. Once the mixture is combined and glossy, take about 10 tablespoons aside (you'll need it later.)
    4. Now add the nuts and spices with the jelly to the egg-sugar mixture and stir until well combined.
    5. Roll-out dough about 1cm thick. --> TIP: this dough is very sticky. Roll it out between 2 sheets of cling/plastic wrap... it works well this way!
    6. Cut out stars (or hearts) with a cookie cutter and place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
    7. Now take a brush and add the previously set-aside icing onto each cookie.
    8. Bake the cookies for 10-15min. The surface should still be white and they are allowed to still be a little soft when they come out of the oven (they are meant to be "chewy" and will still harden a little once they are cool).

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