Zimtsterne

Zimtsterne ~ Cinnamon Stars
These are a lovely chewy cookie that taste at their best like marzipan marshmallows.
Zimtsterne ~ Cinnamon Stars

 

Zimtsterne ~ Cinnamon Stars

Zimtsterne - Cinnamon Stars

These are a lovely chewy cookie that taste at their best like marzipan marshmallows.
Servings: 60 Cookies

Equipment

  • Egg beater
  • Bowl
  • Star shaped cookie cutter
  • Cookie sheet
  • Paintbrush

Ingredients

Meringue

  • 4 Egg whites Whipped to soft peaks
  • 300 gr Icing sugar

Dry ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 350 gr Almond or Hazelnut flour

Binding

  • 1 Tbsp Kirsch or 1/2 Tbsp Lemon juice (I use ice wine)

Instructions

  • Beat egg whites to soft peaks
  • Beat in the icing sugar
  • Set aside 1/4 of the meringue for icing the cookies before baking
  • Blend the cinnamon into the nut flour
  • Fold the dry mixture into the meringue
  • Blend in the Kirsch or Lemon juice

Forming the cookies

  • Roll the dough out and cut into stars (plain stars are easier to release)
  • Paint the stars with the reserved meringue

Cooking

  • Preheat the oven to 300º
  • Bake the cookies on the bottom rack of the oven for 20 - 25 minutes - resist deciding that they should not be soft. These are best at a chewy texture.
  • Use a second cookie sheet on the rack above to help keep the icing from browning
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