Whip up a batch of German cinnamon star cookies – Zimsterne – that make a great edible Christmas gift. Flavored with cinnamon and covered with a snowy white royal icing, these cookies bring the German holiday tradition to your home!
For the cookie dough:
For the white royal icing:
To make the cookie dough, place softened butter, granulated sugar and ground cinnamon in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix. Add egg, hazelnut, and almond flour and mix again. Finally, add all-purpose flour (use a flour sifter) and mix to combine. Remove the cookie dough from the bowl and form a ball.
To make the white royal icing, whisk the egg white with icing sugar and 3 – 4 drops of lemon juice using with an electric mixer.
Take the cookie dough out of the fridge and spread a thin layer of royal icing with a bent spatula. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 300 F/150 C. Cut out cookie stars with a 2 inch/5 cm star-shaped cookie cutter, remove cookies by pushing them underneath and arrange them on a baking sheet covered with the parchment.
Bake cookies for 12 to 15 minutes. They must be baked, but the royal icing must not color. Remove cookies from the oven and let them cool down.
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