Cinnamon star cookies

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These were my favorite as a child. If I had known they were so easy, I would have made them every year!

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 10 min. preparation time, 15 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 609 / Protein 18g / Carbohydr. 57g / Fat 34g

Ingredients (10 servings)

600 galmonds (ground)
525 gconfectioner’s sugar (divided)
2 tbspcinnamon
4eggs (divided)
2 tbspamaretto (optional)

Utensils

pastry brush, baking sheet, standing mixer or hand mixer with beaters, oven, plastic wrap, parchment paper, star-shaped cookie cutter, rolling pin

Wine Tip

London Fog
The delicate cinnamon notes of these cookies pair perfectly with this vanilla infused tea latte.

Step 1

Cinnamon star cookies

Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F. Add ground almonds, part of the confectioner’s sugar and cinnamon to a standing mixer.

standing mixer or hand mixer with beaters, oven

600 g almonds / 400 g confectioner’s sugar / 2 tbsp cinnamon

Step 2

Cinnamon star cookies

Separate some of the eggs. Add egg whites and amaretto to standing mixer and beat until smooth.

3 eggs / 2 tbsp amaretto

Step 3

Cinnamon star cookies

To make the meringue, separate remaining eggs. Add whites as well as remaining confectioner’s sugar to a clean mixer bowl. Beat until stiff peaks form.

1 egg / 125 g confectioner’s sugar

Step 4

Cinnamon star cookies

Roll dough out between some plastic wrap to avoid sticking. Using a cookie cutter, cut out star-shaped cookies and transfer to a lined baking sheet. Brush with meringue and bake in preheated oven at 150°C/300°F for approx. 15 – 20 min.

pastry brush, baking sheet, oven, plastic wrap, parchment paper, star-shaped cookie cutter, rolling pin