German Cinnamon Star Christmas Cookies

AKA Zimtsterne German Cookie
German Cinnamon Star Christmas Cookies
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Ingredients

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4 large Egg whites at room temperature
3½ cups/390 g Confectioners' sugar
4 cups/400g raw Almond meal plus some more if using Kirschwasser
2 tsp ground Cinnamon
1 ounce Kirschwasser optional

Nutritional information

66
Calories
3.4g
Fat
8g
Carbohydrate
1.7g
Protein
0mg
Cholesterol
2mg
Sodium
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Ingredients

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These German Cinnamon Star Christmas Cookies are part of the Germans traditional array of Christmas biscuits that are baked once a year. Also known as Zimtsterne, this little star shaped cookie looks and tastes delightful.

One side biscuit and one side white icing, they really do look special when arranged in a pretty box or packet and make an ideal Christmas gift. So, roll up your sleeves and fill your kitchen with the smell of cinnamon – for a real nostalgic Christmas warmer, winter spices.

To make German Cinnamon Star Christmas Cookies, you will need the following ingredients:

German Cinnamon Star Christmas Cookie Recipe-Authentic Zimtsterne-German Cinnamon Star Cookie

So, how to make German Cinnamon Star Christmas Cookies?


This video may vary from the original cook.me recipe

Steps

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Done
2

Whisk egg whites

In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.

2
Done
13

Add sugar

Add confectioners’ sugar, ½ cup batches at a time, beating for 1 minute in between each addition and for a further 5 minutes after the final addition. Mixture should be stiff enough. Set aside ½ cup of mixture for icing.

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Done
2

Prepare dough

Fold raw almond meal, cinnamon and Kirschwasser if using it. Mix to combine.

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Done
1h

Chill dough

Refrigerate for 1 hour to chill dough.

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Done
10

Cut cookies

Roll out cookie dough onto a clean countertop or a board dusted with a generous amount of confectioners’ sugar and pat into a square shape about ½-inch thick. Using a star cookie cutter, dusted with confectioners’ sugar, cut out stars. Dust cookie cutter between each cut. Place on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment paper.

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Done
10

Brush with icing

Spread reserved icing on each star all the way to the end of each point.

7
Done
8h

Dry stars

Dry stars overnight, ideally inside the oven.

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Done
5

Preheat oven

Preheat oven to 300 °F.

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Done
12

Bake

Bake each baking sheet for 10-12 minutes, removing from the oven before icing turns too brown. Keep color a little golden.

10
Done

Serve

Remove cookies from baking sheet to cool completely and store in a dry place or serve immediately with tea or coffee!

Mix up your Christmas menu this year and add these German Cinnamon Star Christmas Cookies to bring some new cultures and traditions to your family. Let us know if you enjoy this idea and tag #cookmerecipes in your own Christmas posts and pictures online!

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Athina

Yummy-yummy! I love it! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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