Baking Christmas Cookies: The Ultimate Cinnamon Stars Recipe


Butter cookies, vanilla crisps, baked apples, toasted almonds and of course… cinnamon stars! It smells so delicious in the whole house and atmospheric Christmas music sets us on the long-awaited feast of love. Baking Christmas cookies is simply one of the most popular activities in the Advent season. Children love to participate or watch with bright eyes and wait for the delicious treats, which often come first into the tin can, then later given away or eaten at a festive table.

Are you also completely in the cookie fever? We do! And today we would like to give you our favorite recipe for cinnamon stars. They are by far our most popular Christmas cookies that we really bake every year. They are not only the classic, but also as Christmas stars during festive decorating your own four walls just perfect. With a light glaze or plenty of powdered sugar on it, the cinnamon stars look unmistakably festive and thus ensure a special portion of festive mood. Just try it yourself! Here comes the recipe…


Baking Christmas Cookies: Cinnamon stars are just a must!

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Tasty cinnamon stars: The simplest recipe

for about 50 pieces; Preparation time: 25 min.

Ingredients for the dough:

  • 500 g raw almonds, finely ground
  • 300 g of powdered sugar
  • 2 x egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons of almond syrup or liqueur
  • 1 pck of vanilla sugar (optional)
  • 1 pinch of ground coffee beans (optional)

Ingredients for the glaze:

  • 1 x egg whites
  • 125 powdered sugar

Of course you can be creative with the glaze!

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The cinnamon stars Preparation:

Step 1:

Either by hand or with a mixer – first put the finely ground almonds in a large bowl and mix well with the powdered sugar. Gradually add the egg whites (without hitting them stiffly), add the cinnamon and almond syrup and knead into a sticky dough. Spread the worktop with baking paper or sprinkle with flour. Put the cinnamon dough on top and knead for a while until the mixture becomes even more homogeneous.

A little flour on it helps against the annoying sticking

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Step 2:

Roll out the dough to 1 cm thickness and cut out beautiful stars using the cookie cutter. Each Zimtstern comes then successively on a baking sheet, which is also designed with baking paper.

Of course you can also try other cookie cutters

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Step 3:

For the glaze: Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold in the powdered sugar. Mix the ingredients together until a homogeneous, snow-like mixture is obtained. Brush each cookie with the baking brush and then bake in a preheated oven at 150 degrees for about 10-12 minutes.

Christmas can come!

Magnificent cinnamon stars with white glaze.. delicious!

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Small tips:

  1. Before cutting out every single cinnamon star, dip the cookie cutter into some icing sugar, so the dough does not stick to it anymore.
  2. Instead of 500 g of almonds, you can take about 350 g of it and replace the rest with hazelnuts or other nuts.
  3. If you like, you can beat the egg whites stiff in the dough before, but the cinnamon stars will then be a bit harder in consistency.

A couple of interesting facts about cinnamon

Did you know that cinnamon grows on trees? Yes, exactly – on the so-called cinnamon trees. Genuine cinnamon comes from Sri Lanka and is very healthy in contrast to the spongy cassia cinnamon. This delicious spice is earthy and warm in taste. It even lets the extra kilos tumble without any physical exertion. In addition, cinnamon lowers blood sugar, regulates blood lipid levels, lowers bad cholesterol and blood pressure, and protects the blood vessels. Cinnamon has a warming effect, boosts your metabolism and also has a strong anti-bacterial and immune-boosting effect. Not for nothing is cinnamon considered one of the best and oldest natural remedies in the world.

You can combine cinnamon with a lot of other healthy ingredients

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Healthy treat – preparation tip:

Enjoy cinnamon and honey regularly as a kind of tea before going to bed or before breakfast. You can also get the so-called Golden milk try, also called turmeric latte.

And here’s a very simple and above all fast granny recipe for Christmas cookies:

Turn your home into a Christmas bakery and enjoy the contemplative Advent and Christmas season! Let your family and yourself go well and have a nice rest!

Happy and Happy Weihachten wishes you the Freshideen-Redaktion!

Create beautiful snow crystals from cinnamon stars

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Bake delicious Christmas cookies with a variety of cookie cutters

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Bake with your kids for Christmas!

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For toddlers we recommend to use plastic cookie cutters

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Fir trees are also a popular motif for Christmas biscuits

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Of course, hearts are the same…

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Cookies are perfect as a DIY Christmas gift

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You can decorate them with food colors, sugar sprinkles and pearls

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Marzipan and fondant are also a good, tasty idea for Christmas cookies

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Or fill only with jam and serve with powdered sugar

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Christmas cookies are also to be designed as Christmas tree decorations

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Do not forget the delicious vanilla crisps…

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And of course the wonderful gingerbread men

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Make the finished Christmas cookies with Christmas balls

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Decorate them with glaze, berries and…

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Fir green with fabric ribbons…

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… and celebrate!

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