86. Cinnamon Stars

Yay, I made my first Christmas buiscuits this year! :) A mass of stars:

They are incredibly delicious - and surprisingly soft! (I kept hearing people say that it's quite a challenge to keep them from becoming too hard... looks like I found the perfect recipe.^^) But careful! They might give you a sweetness overdose. ;)

This is the miraculous recipe I used (I'm translating the German one without much knowledge of English kitchen terms, so please forgive the use of some unusual expressions^^) :

for the dough:
450 g ground almonds
250 g icing sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 egg whites
2 tbs. almond liqueur
for the icing:
1 egg white
125 g icing sugar

Mix dry ingredients for the dough, then add egg whites and liqueur. Knead everything until evenly smooth. Spread some icing sugar on a surface and roll out the dough about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out stars of approx. 2 inches (dip cutter in icing sugar every now and then) and place them on a baking sheet (or rather: two) lined with parchment.
Beat the egg white for the icing until it's stiff, keep beating and gradually add icing sugar. Spread icing on the stars (using a pastry brush or a spoon).
Bake in preheated oven at 150°C (300°F) for 10-15 minutes.
Enjoy! :)


  1. Ohh, will you bring some to the university tomorrow? I can bring my gingerbread, too, and we can celebrate a christmas biscuits party :D

  2. they look tasty! yummm - sugar :)

  3. oooh, they look delicious! (however you spell that...) :9
    Don't you want to make some for me, too?