they are both, lactose and gluten free!
It’s been a while. It’s winter, keeps snowing outside, and only ten days to go till Christmas eve. I’ve been baking German Christmas Cake in two different Versions lately. Hopefully can post the results soon. And been baking and munching down the “also called” Mexican wedding cookies = American Christmas Cookies.
Today I made a German “classic”, so called “Zimtsterne”, Cinnamon Stars! Super easy, maybe a little time intense, but absolutely worth it! Just the combination from nuts and lots of cinnamon, crisp on the outside and chewy inside makes these cookies really needed on your Christmas table.
- 3 egg whites
- 2 1/2 cups (250 g) confectioner’s sugar
- 3 1/3 cups (400 g) almond meal
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 3-4 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 260 degrees Fahrenheit, ca.130 Celsius. (Yes, the temperature is very low)
In a large bowl beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff. Slowly add the sifted confectioner’s sugar. Take away a small cup full of the egg white mixture for frosting later. Stir in the almond meal and the vanilla and cinnamon. On a very well floured surface, roll out the dough thick. Use a star cookie cutter and transfer them to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Frost them with the egg white sugar mixture.
Bake for about 30 Minutes.
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas Time!