German Cinnamon Star Christmas Cookies

The squiggles have been learning a lot about Germany these last few months.
In every book we pick up there seems to be at least one page about Christmas, and they always include illustrations of star-shaped cinnamon cookies called "Zimtsterne". 

Even though it's Summer we thought we'd share our recipe for these special treats with you!


300g ground almonds
180g icing sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 1/2 egg whites

75g icing sugar
1 egg white

Mix together the ground almonds, icing sugar, and cinnamon.

Add the egg whites and mix it all together with a dough hook until you have a nice dough. Chill it in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Dust a surface with icing sugar and roll out your dough to be about 1/2inch thick. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters, stars are the traditional shape.

Beat one egg white until it is very stiff. Gradually add icing sugar while whisking. Paint the icing onto the cookies.

Bake for 15-20 minutes at 150C, let them cool down before eating.