German Cinnamon Stars

zimtsterneGerman Cinnamon Stars are traditional Christmas cookies made out of almond flour and cinnamon. You can buy buy them in almost every German bakery before Christmas. Now it is the time to bake them at home, and if you love cinnamon, you will love these cookies.
4 egg white
250 g powdered sugar
300 g almond flour
1 tsp cinnamon
peel of 1/2 lemon
rum flavor
optional: rectangle shaped baking wafers – Find them here

How you’ll make it
– Beat egg white very firm and add slowly powdered sugar; put 1/4 aside for the glaze.
– Mix ground almond, cinnamon and lemon peel with the egg white; you should get a dough that you can roll out.
– Dust some powdered sugar on a baking board, roll the dough and with a star cookie cutter cut out stars. If you are uisng the wafers, place the stars on a rectangle wafer and cut around the star edges with a sharp knife.
– Put the stars on a baking tray laid out with parchment paper or a buttered surface.
– Preheat oven to 140-160 degrees C (320 F)
– Take remaining egg white and add some rum flavor (or real rum) until you get a glaze which you will spread on top of each star.
– Bake the stars for 30-40 minutes. Keep them in a cookie box at a cool place.
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