Zimtsterne (Cinnamon Stars)

Ready in: 1/2h Serves: 12 Complexity: easy Origin: Sweets and Desserts


2 egg whites
¼ teaspoon salt
9 oz. sugar
1 ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
½ tablespoon lemon juice
12.5 oz. ground almonds
5 oz. confectioners’ sugar
2-3 tablespoons water


1. Whip the egg whites together with salt until foamy. Add the sugar and whip until stiff. Add cinnamon, lemon juice, and almonds and combine the dough well.

2. Roll out dough to ¼-inch thickness and cut cookies using a starshaped cutter. Place the individual cookies 2 inches apart on sheet pan.

3. Bake in the middle of the preheated oven at 500°F for approx. 3-5 minutes or until the cookies are brown in color.
While cookies are baking, stir together confectioners’ sugar and water for the glaze. Immediately remove cookies from the hot pan and set aside to cool down a little bit. While still warm, glaze them.

4. Makes 50 cookies, depending on size of cutter.


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