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Zimtsterne

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars

"Spicy German cookies."
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Ingredients

46 m servings 26
Original recipe yields 120 servings (9 -10 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease your baking sheets.
  2. Cream the butter, sugar, 2 eggs, egg yolk and lemon juice together until fluffy.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and stir in the chopped nuts.
  4. On a lightly floured cloth-covered board roll the dough, 1/3 at a time, to 1/16 inch thick. Cut with a 1 inch star shaped cookie cutter. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheets. Brush the tops of the cookies with the remaining egg white, beaten until frothy.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 6 to 8 minutes.
  6. Variations: Food coloring may be added to the egg white used to brush the tops of the cookies. Two cookies may be put together to form snowflakes with dabs of confectioners' sugar icing made with 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons cream.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 26 calories; 0.8 4.5 0.5 6 18 Full nutrition

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We made these for christmas last year. They roll out so easy my 2 year old play-doh expert even got to help. We know make them for all the holidays. They are eaten as fast as we make them. T...

Most helpful critical review

These are not what Germans call Zimtsterne. They are made with almonds and egg whites.

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We made these for christmas last year. They roll out so easy my 2 year old play-doh expert even got to help. We know make them for all the holidays. They are eaten as fast as we make them. T...

I have made these two years in a row! I love them! Kids love them, many varieties can be done once they are out of the oven!

Just the right amount of spice and not too sweet like regular sugary cookies. Gut gemacht!

I made these last year at Christmas from a Betty Crocker cookie book ( 1970"s ) my Mother in Law gave me.I was looking for something other than the some ones I always make. These are so very ...

I made this again after trying it last year. Both times it was wonderful. I rolled mine in finely chopped nuts. They are delicious and so very easy to make. Thank you!!!

It was so easy. I made them the first time and then made some more for gifts.

these are awesome! don't be fooled by the pre-baked taste/appearance. they are so good once you bake them!

My favorite!!! If you're curious what they taste like, it's basically like a sugar cookie with a hint of spice. Absolutely delicious! I like to sprinkle red and green sugar crystals on top for c...

These are delicious. Very crunchy and very flavourful! I sprinkled them with sugar right before baking and they turned out delicious