Traditional Christmas Cinnamon Star Biscuits
A perfect Christmas treat for the family, or a delicious baked gift for friends, is a tin of Christmas biscuits. Revealed for the first time is our family recipe for traditional German Cinnamon Star Biscuits.
I make this every year with my mum and we hope you enjoy making these this year or next! P.s. These are homemade and gluten-free!
- 2 egg whites
- Pinch of salt
- 275g caster sugar
- 300g ground almonds
- 1 heaped tbsp of cinnamon
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 egg white
- 125g icing sugar
- Mixing bowl
- Rolling pin
- Baking tray
- Baking parchment (Optional)
- Star shaped cutter
Start by making the dough for the cinnamon stars. Whisk the two egg whites until white firm peaks form. At this stage, add sugar at intervals, whisking continuously. Do not add the sugar all at once.
Add the lemon juice, cinnamon and ground almonds at intervals and fold into the mix.
Once mixed together, wrap your dough in cling film and leave for 1-2 hours in a cool fridge to rest.
To make the sugar glaze, whisk one egg white and the icing sugar together. It should be of a runny consistency.
After cooling the required cooling time, sprinkle your table and rolling pin with some caster sugar and roll out your dough until it is 1cm thick.
Take your star cutter form and cut out stars from the dough, placing them onto a baking tray.
Preheat your oven to 150′c.
Take a tablespoon and gently spoon the sugar glaze onto the stars, spreading out the glaze to the points of the stars. It should be around 1/2cm – 1cm thick.
Place the baking tray with the stars into the oven and leave to bake for 20-25 minutes. Take out when glaze is hard and golden brown.
Leave biscuits to cool on rack before putting into a festive biscuit tin and serving to guests and family. (Ours were all gone by Boxing Day!)
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