December 15, 2007

Cinnamon Stars

Some years ago, during my last school year, we've had a Swiss exchange student in our class. Around Christmas time she surprised our class with some selfmade cinnamon stars, the so called Zimtsternen. They were so totally delicious, besides I am anyway a cinnamon fan, so I had to ask for the recipe, even though I did not even think about baking or cooking that time. This year, I baked these for the first time together with the neighbour's daughter, who enjoyed to brush the stars with the glaze a lot.

300 g ground almonds
100 g powder sugar

50 g flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 egg whites
for the glaze:
1 egg white85 g powder sugar

Knead a dough using all the ingredients and chill for 1-2 hours. Roll out between two layers of foil and cut out stars with a help of a cookie cutter. For the glasur beat egg white with  a pinch of salt, then add powder sugar in small portions and beat until shiny. Brush stars with the glaze and bake on 170°C for 10-12 mintues.

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