Zimtsterne – Cinnamon Stars – a delicious blend of solid soil almonds together with cinnamon topped alongside a sweetness meringue glaze. You’re going to beloved this easy, delicious together with traditional High German Christmas Cookie.
December already – oh my! There are thus many recipes I’d similar to essay this yr together with alongside exclusively xxx days left inwards 2014, it looks similar I won’t brand it! So earlier the holidays instruct away from me I wanted to post service these lovely traditional High German Christmas Cookies. Zimt is High German for cinnamon together with sterne is star, together with that is precisely what these are … cinnamon star cookies.
The cinnamon stars cookie dough is like shooting fish in a barrel to make.
The dough is uncomplicated to brand using solid soil almonds, sugar, cinnamon together with egg whites. This recipe calls for a modest amount of flour but in that location are many variations available for those requiring gluten gratis cookies.
A uncomplicated meringue glaze is used to create the white coating on the cinnamon stars.
The dough is rolled out together with cutting into star shapes together with thus painted alongside a meringue glaze earlier baking. This fascinated me together with I couldn’t hold back to hand it a try. While icon icing on each cookie is a fighting tedious, I mean value it was good worth the effort. It’s non difficult together with was truly fun – form of similar decorating cutting out cookies.
I beloved these former recipes from far away places – together with this i does non disappoint.
Cinnamon stars gustation improve equally they historic current – thus they are perfect for gifting.
These cookies are making their agency to identify unit of measurement members inwards Georgia today. I promise my traveling hubby doesn’t consume equally good many earlier he gets there!
Almonds together with cinnamon create a wonderful base of operations for these Zimtsterne cookies together with the sweetness meringue makes these irresistible.
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A traditional High German Christmas cookie alongside a delicious blend of solid soil almonds together with cinnamon topped alongside a sweetness meringue glaze
German Christmas Cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
finely solid soil (approximately 2 cups)
super fine granulated sugar,
approximately 1/2 cup
unbleached all-purpose flour,
approximately 1/3 cup
large egg whites
large egg white
super fine granulated sugar,
approximately 1 cup
1 - 2
- In a large bowl whisk together the almonds, 100 g sugar, flour together with cinnamon.
- Add 2 egg whites together with mix using a safe spatula until the dough holds together. It volition live sticky.
- Press the dough into a large circle on a slice of plastic wrap. Cover alongside additional plastic wind together with refrigerate at to the lowest degree 1 hour, or more.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets alongside parchment or a silpat mat.
- Roll the dough betwixt 2 pieces of parchment newspaper to only about 1 cm or 3/8" thick. Cut out star shapes together with identify on the prepared baking sheet.
- Re-roll the remaining dough cutting out to a greater extent than stairs until all dough is used.
- Beat the egg white alongside the tabular array salt until stiff. With the mixer on, slow compaction inwards the saccharide until incorporated. The meringue should bring a spreading consistency but non live runny. Add a footling milk if needed, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon at a fourth dimension until y'all instruct the correct consistency.
- Place most 1/2 teaspoon of meringue inwards the middle of i unbaked cookie. Immediately utilisation a modest brush to drag the meringue out onto the tips of the stars. Continue until all cookies bring a meringue glaze.
- Bake the cookies for most 8 minutes - watching carefully equally y'all practice non desire the meringue to brown.
- Remove from the oven together with cool on a wire rack. Store inwards an airtight container.
- I used a digital scale together with measured all ingredients inwards grams. The conversions to cups are approximate.
- The traditional High German star has 6-points, I exclusively had a 5-point star cutter thus that's what nosotros used. My cookie cutter is 2 1/2 inches tip to tip.
- Adapted from a recipe on Food.Com yesteryear Thorsten.
Thanks thus much for stopping by! Tricia