no dairy , no whey

Zimtsterne on a blissful lazy Sunday…

We did so much yesterday that we relaxed all day and I made one more batch of cookies as our supply is already dwindeling. So today I made Zimtsterne – cinamon stars. They are delicious and contain not one milk product, derivative, or substitute. How about that?! They taste almost like “gebrannte Mandeln” aka Moondrops. Almonds, cinamon, sugar, and egg whites…
Here they are – mine are not as beautiful, but they are tasty. Oh, and is the apple Nikolaus not cute? Mia Rose made it last week in the Sophie Scholl Saturday School – and in the background is our advents wreath 🙂
Here is the recipe – measurements are in gram as ist is from a German cookbook; my scale does measurements in grams and ounces.
ZIMTSTERNE – Cinamon Stars

– 3 egg whites
– 250 Gram powdered sugar
– 1 teaspoon Vanilla – or a package of vanilla sugar which you can get at a German store, and I
have also it before at New Season’s
– 1 teaspoon ground cinamon
– 275 – 325 gr ground almonds or you could also use hazelnuts

* Beat egg whites until very firm
* Slowly pour sifted powdered sugar into the egg whites
* Set about two Tablespoons of the egg white mixture aside – for frosting
* Add Vanilla, cinamon, and half amount of the nuts
* Mix under the meringue carefully and slowly add the remaining nuts
* Cover area with flour – or powdered sugar – and put dough on top of it
* Roll the dough to about 1/4″ thickness – you may need to put flour on top of the dough as well to
prevent dough stickig to rolling pin
* with a star shaped cookie cutter cut out the cookies. Place them on a parchment lined cookie
* frost cookies with the meringue – you may have to add a couple of drops of water
*Preheat oven to 300F – bake for app. 20 minutes


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