Spicy German cookies.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
6 mins
total:
46 mins
Servings:
120
Yield:
9 -10 dozen
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Ingredients

120
Original recipe yields 120 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease your baking sheets.

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  • Cream the butter, sugar, 2 eggs, egg yolk and lemon juice together until fluffy.

  • Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and stir in the chopped nuts.

  • 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.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 6 to 8 minutes.

  • 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

26 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 4.5g 1% DV; fat 0.8g 1% DV; cholesterol 5.6mg 2% DV; sodium 18.3mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2003
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. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/05/2017
These are not what Germans call Zimtsterne. They are made with almonds and egg whites. Read More
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2003
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. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2002
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2008
Just the right amount of spice and not too sweet like regular sugary cookies. Gut gemacht! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2009
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 good. My grand daughter was eating the dough and loved it.I used frestly grated nutmeg in mine. These are simple to make and could be made without the nuts if you don't like them. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2005
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!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2005
It was so easy. I made them the first time and then made some more for gifts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2003
these are awesome! don't be fooled by the pre-baked taste/appearance. they are so good once you bake them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2012
These are delicious. Very crunchy and very flavourful! I sprinkled them with sugar right before baking and they turned out delicious Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2012
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 color (and an extra sugar buzzzzzzzzzz!) Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
12/05/2017
These are not what Germans call Zimtsterne. They are made with almonds and egg whites. Read More
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