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
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.
In our little town in Brazil almonds are too expensive, so I've used Brazil nuts and 1/4 tsp. almond extract. Next time I'll try with cashew nuts.