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Recipe tip: Cinnamon stars for the Christmas season

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They are the classic from the Christmas bakery: cinnamon stars. The perfect cookies to go with hot mulled wine or fruity punch – especially when it gets colder outside. Fortunately, these little delicacies are very easy to bake yourself. We'll give you practical step-by-step instructions on how to do it. With a few tips and tricks, these fine treats will be beautifully soft and intensely flavorful. If you then cut them out accurately and precisely, you can enjoy little works of art.

 

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Ingredients:

For the dough

  • 400 g ground almonds
  • 250 g powdered sugar
  • 2 egg whites  
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto
  • 1 pck. vanilla sugar
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon

For the glaze

  • 125 g powdered sugar
  • 1 egg white 
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Preparation:

Step 1

First mix almonds, powdered sugar and a pinch of cinnamon. Then whip the egg whites until stiff and fold them in. Finally, add the vanilla sugar and the amaretto for a special touch. Now put the dough in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to make it easier to work with.


Step 2

Before rolling out the dough to a thickness of about 5 mm, flour your work surface. Now you can cut out the cinnamon stars. Our tip: With a special cinnamon star cutter, the small stars will be even more accurate. Then spread the cookies on two baking sheets lined with baking paper.


Step 3

For the delicious glaze that gives the cinnamon stars their typical look, whip the powdered sugar and egg whites until stiff. Carefully spread the mixture over the stars. Both a teaspoon and a rounded knife are suitable for this. Now place the cookies in the oven at 150 degrees Celsius (convection oven: 125 degrees Celsius) for about 10 to 15 minutes. After they have cooled completely, they can be kept for several weeks in a tin or plastic box. However, to prevent them from becoming too hard in the meantime, simply place a piece of apple in the tin with them. This will keep the stars soft.

Enjoy it!

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