Zimtsterne (Cinnamon Star Cookies)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

These German cookies are sweet and nicely spiced with a satisfying crunch. We often make these during Christmas. Since I am not partial to walnuts I always omit them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix butter, sugar, 2 whole eggs, 1 egg yolk, and lemon juice until fluffy.
  2. Stir dry ingredients together; blend into sugar mixture; stir in optional nuts.
  3. Divide dough into 3 pieces, and roll 1 piece at a time to 1/16 inch thick on lightly floured board; cut with a star cookie cutter.
  4. Brush the tops of the cookies with the remaining egg white, beaten until frothy.
  5. Bake cookies on a lighty greased baking sheet 6-8 minutes until golden brown at 375°F.
  6. Makes 6-9 dozen cookies depending on the size of your cookie cutter.


Most Helpful

I loved these cookies! They had the perfect amound of spice, nice and chewy, and simple to make. I couldnt find my cookie cutters so I just cut them into squares and made them that way and it yielded about 19 cookies but they were rather large.

Chef Dame February 21, 2008

I made these for our xmas cookie trays. I omitted the walnuts and after brushing the tops with the egg white, I sprinkled on sparkly sugar. They turned out beautifully. Nice and chewy! DD loves them! :)

dicentra December 10, 2007

These were really good cookies, but for some reason I found the dough too soft and gooey. It might havebeen because I halved the recipe, but next time I'll do the full amount and see whether it hasthe same results. It was still delicious, though

Studentchef January 04, 2007

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