Crave’s German Christmas Cookies


Ever heard from Zimtsterne cookies?! There’s no better way to kick off the holiday season than with a festive gathering and these delicious cinnamon based Christmas treats! Plan your holiday meal with this no-fail cookie recipe that is sure to impress.


3 eggs
3 cups of icing sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
400 g ground almonds
Baking paper or parchment paper


  1. Separate egg yolks from whites and beat whites until they become creamy and foamy.
  2. Slowly sift in the sugar and lemon juice, then beat some more for about 8 minutes.
  3. Set aside 4 tablespoons of the meringue – this will be used to top the cookies later on.
  4. Add ground almonds and cinnamon to the remaining meringue and mix well.
  5. Cover the dough and let it rest in the fridge for about an hour.
  6. After an hour, fetch the dough from the fridge and preheat the oven at 160C/320°F.
  7. Sprinkle a surface with confectioners’ or regular white sugar and roll the dough to approximately 5 mm.
  8. Cut the stars with a star-shaped cookie cutter.
  9. Put the stars on the lined baking sheet.
  10. Stir the meringue you had set aside earlier a bit so it becomes a smooth mix. You also might want to add some more lemon juice. It’s a matter of taste.
  11. Now brush the cookies with the topping and bake them for about 8 minutes.
  12. Cool on the baking sheet.

Store in an airtight tin. The cookies should keep for about two weeks.

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