Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

A simple, easy and delicious German and Swiss Christmas cookie from Oetker Baking is Fun. The weight measurements are how the original recipe was written. If you have a kitchen scale, I find it to be the quickest and most accurate way of measuring ingredient. NOTE: 1 package of Oetker vanilla sugar is equivalent to 1 to 2 tsp vanilla extract.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 egg whites
  • 250 g sugar (1 1/4 cups)
  • 9 g oetker vanilla sugar (1 pkg)
  • 4 -8 g cinnamon (1-2 tsp)
  • 350 g ground almonds (3 1/2 cups)
  • icing sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Grease a cookie sheet.
  3. Beat egg whites until they form soft peaks.
  4. Gradually add the sugar and vanilla sugar, beating until they form stiff peaks.
  5. Set aside 50 ml (1/4 cup) of the egg white mixture.
  6. Fold cinnamon and almonds into remaining mixture.
  7. Work all ingredients together quickly to make a smooth dough.
  8. Roll out the dough on a surface that has been dusted with icing sugar to a thickness of 6 mm (1/4 inch).
  9. Cut out stars with a cookie cutter, rinsing it frequently with hot water.
  10. Brush the reserved egg white mixture on the stars.
  11. Place stars on the prepared cookie sheet.
  12. Bake on the middle rack for 20 minutes.
  13. Store in an airtight container.
Most Helpful

These little ditties are super tasty. I did however find that the dough was way to soft to roll out, so instead I used a mini ice cream scopper and made cinammon balls. I think I didn't beat the eggs long enough..but I was hungry and impatient :) Can't wait to make them again! Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT6 Seasoned Sailor and his Sassy Sirens.

Az B June 02, 2010

With all the baking I've been doing, I had to cut this recipe back to just 1/3 its original size! However, closer to Yuletide I intend to make the whole thing, 'cause THESE LITTLE GOODIES HAVE A WONDERFUL TASTE! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Potluck Tag Game]

Sydney Mike November 18, 2008