Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

These are typical christmas cookies in Switzerland. I got the recipe while doing an exchange year in Switzerland. They are good anytime of the year though!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat egg whites with salt until stiff.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and mix.
  3. Keep 1 dl of the mixture as frosting.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  5. Roll the dough out in a ziploc bag, that's cut open (cut the two side seams so the two parts are held together only at the bottom) Cut out stars or whatever other shapes you want.
  6. Bake for 3-5 minutes in a preheated oven at 450°F.
  7. When cookies are still warm, dip one side of cookies in frosting.
Most Helpful

Hi, here's a tip how to roll the very sticky dough when you make Zimtsterne!Roll the dough betwen clearwrap and stick the cookiecutter in suger between cutting.I used unsalted chasheys last time when I made them and they turned out very yummy. Happy Christmas,Frohe Weihnachten Helga in Alaska

helenschwarzkopf December 22, 2008

Excellent flavor, but dough is extremely difficult to handle. THere was no way I could cut out any shape from the dough. I've never worked with egg white based cookie dough before, so I didn't know whether to grease the pans. I tried using waxed paper, and I ended up breaking most of the cookies getting them off the paper (didn't have parchment). I also didn't know how thick the cookies should be. Not a good recipe for an inexperienced baker.

EmmanitaGordita December 08, 2007