Zimtstern (Cinnamon Stars)

Zimtstern (Cinnamon Stars)
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These traditional German holiday cookies are cut into star shapes, and then topped with a meringue icing and slivered almonds. — Angela CarlosFor more great recipes like this one, visit The Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine.
Cinnamon star cookies
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 10.5 ounce ground almonds or almond meal
  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Separate the egg whites from the yolk.
  3. Beat the whites until hard. Slowly add the sifted powdered sugar and continue to beat until you have a nice creamy consistency. Put about 5 tablespoons of the mixture in a separate bowl (this will be your glaze). Now add the vanilla sugar, cinnamon and almond meal. Depending on how sticky the dough gets you may not need to add all of the almond meal. It's best to mix the dough with your dough hooks or hands.Dust your workspace with powdered sugar and roll out the dough about a third to half inch thick. Cut out the stars place them on a nonstick baking sheet and glaze them. Bake at 250 degrees F for 25 minutes.