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Zimtsterne
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Zimntsterne, Cinnamon Star Cookies
Meringue is used a lot in German cookies and other desserts. Here it makes such a nice topping for these Cinnamon nut cookies. My grandmother made these and we still make them.

 

 

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Ingredients;
3 egg whites
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 and 1/2 Cups Ground Almonds ( a little more than 1/3 lb or 6 oz)

( a nut grinder is preferred or pulse on a food processor. Don't turn them to mush! )

Grated zest of 1 lemon about 2 tsp. lemon zest
2 tsp Cinnamon
sugar and flour for rolling out

Equivalents:
1/3 cup ground almonds = 2 oz / 50 g ground almonds
1 cup ground Almonds = = 4 oz = 125 g ground Almonds
30 g ground Almonds = 1 oz = 1/4 cup ground Almonds
2 2/3 cups whole, shelled almonds = 1 pound ground Almonds
7/8 cup whole, shelled Almonds = 1 cup ground Almonds
4 oz / 125 g whole almonds, in shell = 1 cup ground almonds

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Directions:

Whip the egg whites till they form peaks

Gradually add the sugar into the stiff egg whites.

Remove a good half cup of the mixture and reserve to a bowl. This will be the topping that you brush onto the cookie.

Add the ground almonds, lemon zest, cinnamon and blend.

Form into a dough.

Sift some flour and sugar onto the work table.

Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness.

First loosen the dough if it is stuck to the board and
put onto a freshly sifted area to prevent sticking.

Cut out stars with a star cookie cutter.

Brush stars with the egg white mixture. this can take
a bit of practice to get right. Lift the stars carefully
onto a sprayed cookie sheet or lined with parchment
or a silpat.

Bake stars at 325 degrees till they are lightly browned on top, about 20 minutes.

 

 

 

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