Recipes by a German guy…

Cinnamon Star Cookies

Since ’tis the season to bake some cookies, my fiancée and I made some cinnamon star cookies. Well, she made them. I filmed. Cinnamon star cookies are some softer cookies with a meringue like topping. I quite enjoy them, even if I’m usually not much of a cookie mon… eater.

Recipe in video form

Ingredients (for about 2 Trays):

450 grams (15.9oz)Ground almonds
300 grams (12.1oz)powdered sugar
4Egg whites
1 pinchtable salt
1 tablespoonLemon juice
Zest of 1 Lemon
2 teaspoonsground cinnamon
  1. Add the egg whites and the pinch of salt to a bowl. Beat them until they are very stiff.
  2. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Make sure it is free of clumps, otherwise sift before adding. Keep stirring until well combined.
  3. Stir in the lemon juice
  4. Put away about 4 tablespoons as frosting for later.
  5. Add the lemon zest
  6. Add the ground almonds and stir to combine. Then you can use your hands to lightly knead a dough. It should be soft and somewhat sticky.
  7. Preheat your oven to 160 °C (320 °F)
  8. Sprinkle some ground almonds on your working surface and roll out the dough to 1/2 cm (5/8 inch)
  9. Use a small star shaped cutter to cut out the cookies. Transfer them onto a lightly greased baking sheet lined tray.
  10. Use a butter knife or something alike to spread the topping from step 4 onto the cookies.
  11. Bake the cookies for about 20 minutes. They should be still somewhat soft.





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