Zimtsterne (German Christmas Star Cookies)

Zimtsterne (German Christmas Star Cookies)
13 h. 30 min.


for 70 pieces
500 grams almonds (ground)
5 Egg whites
450 grams Powdered sugar
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
2 centiliters Cherry brandy
Sugar (for dusting)
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Preparation steps

Step 1/5

Whip the egg whites until stiff and then stir in the powdered sugar.

Step 2/5

Set 1 cup of meringue aside for the glaze.

Step 3/5

Fold the almonds, cinnamon and kirsch into the remaining meringue and quickly mix until combined. Cover and chill for about 1 hour in the refrigerator.

Step 4/5

Dust a work surface with sugar. Roll out the cookie dough until about 4 mm (approximately 1/8 inch) thick, cut out stars and then coat with the reserved meringue. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let dry overnight at room temperature.

Step 5/5

The following day, bake the cookies in a preheated oven (160°C) (approximately 325°F) for around 8 minutes. The stars should still be soft inside and the surface white.