Sunday, December 31, 2017


Pin It Zimtsterne (Cinnamon Stars)

Zimsterne (pronounced “tszimt’-shtair-ne”) and means Zimt = Cinnamon; Sterne = Stars. This is another classic German Christmas cookie. This is a great chewy cookie with cinnamon and almond flavor. The ground almonds give it a nice texture. The cinnamon is perfect and not overpowering. A six-pointed star is the traditional shape for this cookie but if you only have a regular star cutter that works just as well. See recipe below.

Yield: 1 dozen large cookies or 2 dozen with a smaller star cutter

Cookie Ingredients
1/3 cup All Purpose Flour

2 cups Almond Meal (Ground up Almonds)

1/2 cup Super Fine Granulated Sugar

2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon

2 Large Egg Whites


Meringue Glaze Ingredients:
1 Large Egg White

1/2 teaspoon Coarse Salt

1 cup Confectioners'/Powdered Sugar

1 teaspoon Milk


Grind almonds in processor or coffee grinder; set aside.

If you only have regular granulated sugar pulse in processor until it reaches a fine texture.

Whisk together ground almonds, flour, sugar, and cinnamon.

Add egg whites and combine with spatula.

Once dough forms (it will be sticky), cover with plastic wrap and chill in fridge for 1 hour.

Heat oven to 325°F.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Roll dough with rolling pin in between two sheets of parchment paper.

Cut shapes with star cutter.

Make the Meringue Glaze:
In a mixer with paddle attachment on high speed, mix the egg white and salt until stiff.

Turn mixer to low speed and gradually add the sugar until incorporated.

6-pointed star cookie cutter I used for this recipe

Add 1 teaspoon of milk and combine.

Add meringue to each cookie and use a brush to cover cookie.

Once all cookies are glazed bake for 8 minutes.

Do not let the meringue brown.

Wait 5 minutes before transferring cookies on cooling racks to complete cooling.

Dough is ready to chill
Zimsterne (Cinnamon Stars) recipe is from Saving Room for Dessert:


-Sophia/Two Frys

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