Cinnamon Stars

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A beautiful Christmas cookie!

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Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 ⅔ cups finely ground almonds

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • cup egg whites

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 ¾ teaspoons lemon juice

Directions

  1. Stir together the almonds, cinnamon, and lemon zest until combined.

  2. Beat the egg whites and salt until soft peaks form. Slowly sift in the confectioner's sugar, continuing to beat until the mixture is stiff. Set aside 1/3 cup of the egg white mixture for the glaze. Fold in the almond mixture.

  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C). Line the cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  4. Roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a surface that has been sprinkled with confectioners' sugar. Using a 2 1/2-inch star cookie cutter, cut out the cookies and place them on the cookie sheets.

  5. To make the glaze, add the lemon juice to the reserved egg white mixture, stirring until smooth. Brush the tops of the cookies lightly with the glaze. (If the glaze starts to thicken, add a few more drops of lemon juice.)

  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. When done, they will be light brown and soft in the center. Remove and cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

190 Calories
11g Fat
21g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 190
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 163mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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