Smarter Holiday Cookies

Cinnamon Star Cookies

with vanilla meringue glaze
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Cinnamon Star Cookies

Cinnamon Star Cookies - Classic cinnamon cookies that smell and taste of Christmas!

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Health Score:
5,7 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
ready in 2 h.
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Calories:
219
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

While these cookies might be relatively high in fat, much of it is good fat from the almonds, which can help lower cholesterol levels with their unsaturated fatty acids and are also good for the heart.

For these aromatic cinnamon stars, use as much real ceylon cinnamon as possible. Although it costs a little more than the usual cassia cinnamon, it has a much more intense flavor and is also largely free of harmful substances.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie219 kcal(10 %)
Protein5 g(5 %)
Fat12 g(10 %)
Carbohydrates22 g(15 %)
Sugar added21 g(84 %)
Roughage3.5 g(12 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E5.9 mg(49 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin1.8 mg(15 %)
Vitamin B₆0 mg(0 %)
Folate23 μg(8 %)
Pantothenic acid0.1 mg(2 %)
Biotin2.9 μg(6 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C0 mg(0 %)
Potassium205 mg(5 %)
Calcium63 mg(6 %)
Magnesium51 mg(17 %)
Iron1.2 mg(8 %)
Iodine1 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.6 mg(8 %)
Saturated fatty acids1 g
Uric acid9 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
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Ingredients

for
40
Ingredients
1 lemon
3 eggs
9 ounces very fine sugar
11 ounces very finely ground almonds
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 pinch Bourbon vanilla powder
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

2 Baking sheets, 1 Bowl, 2 Small bowls, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Rolling pin, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Oven rack, 1 Offset spatula, 1 Cookie cutter (star shape), 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Brush

Preparation steps

1.
Cinnamon Star Cookies preparation step 1

Squeeze 2 teaspoons juice from lemon. Separating the eggs (reserve yolks for another use). In a bowl, beat egg whites and lemon juice until stiff with a hand mixer. Slowly add very fine sugar and beat until incorporated.

2.
Cinnamon Star Cookies preparation step 2

Set aside about 6 heaping tablespoons of meringue for the glaze.

3.
Cinnamon Star Cookies preparation step 3

Gently fold ground almonds, cinnamon and vanilla sugar into the remaining meringue. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

4.
Cinnamon Star Cookies preparation step 4

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Dust work surface with powdered sugar. 

5.
Cinnamon Star Cookies preparation step 5

Divide the cookie dough into 2 portions and roll out on sugar-dusted surface to approximately 1/4 inch thick.  

6.
Cinnamon Star Cookies preparation step 6

Using a star-shaped cookie cutter, cut out dough, dipping the cookie cutter into powdered sugar between each cut.

7.
Cinnamon Star Cookies preparation step 7

Place dough stars onto the baking sheets.

8.
Cinnamon Star Cookies preparation step 8

Knead dough scraps together, roll out and cut out more stars. Lightly brush all stars with the reserved meringue.  

9.
Cinnamon Star Cookies preparation step 9

Bake cookies in preheated oven at 300°F until edges are golden and meringue is set, 20-25 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through for even cooking. Turn off oven, open door slightly and leave cookies in for an additional 10 minutes. Let cookies cool on a cooling rack before serving.