Zimtsterne (Christmas Star Cookies)

Recipe by mugglenz
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READY IN: 3hrs
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl beat egg whites until frothy, then add icing sugar. Spoon six tablespoons of the mixture into a small bowl and reserve, covered with plastic wrap.
  • Process almonds in a food processor until finely ground. Mix lemon juice with egg white, blend in cinnamon. Work in almonds, adding more if necessary to make dough stiff. Rest mixture for 20 minutes.
  • Put a good sprinkling of sugar on a dry workbench and pat or roll the dough until about 1 cm thick, using sugar to prevent sticking.
  • Cut out star shapes. Transfer stars to a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  • Let the biscuits dry for two hours (can be left overnight), then brush them with the reserved egg white/icing sugar mixture. Bake at 130 degrees for about 20 mins, if the biscuits colour too quickly, prop the oven door open. Icing should be very pale.
  • Store in a airtight container when cool. These keep well, could be made a month in advance.
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