christmas cookies with maple syrup icing

christmas cinnamon cookies aka „zimtsterne“

  • 250g maple sugar
  • 150g cane sugar
  • 10ml (2 tsp) cinnamon, ground
  • 500g almonds, ground
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) maple syrup
  • 3 egg whites

For the maple glaze: Place 1 egg white and 100g of maple sugar in a bowl and mix for about 3 min until beige and thick like a syrup.

For the cookies:
  1. Preheat oven to 150°C and line 3 baking trays with baking paper. Place remaining maple sugar (150g), cane sugar (150g) in a mixing bowl and grind.
  2. Add the ground cinnamon and almonds. Mix well the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the maple syrup and 2 egg whites. Mix and knead by hand, then set aside.
  4. In several batches, roll dough out between 2 sheets of cling film to a thickness of 6-8 mm. With a star (or any christmas) shaped pastry cutter (3-4 cm) cut out 60 stars and place on prepared trays.
  5. Brush with maple glaze.
  6. Bake one tray at a time for 12-14 minutes (150°C) (see tip).
  7. Transfer baked stars to a wire rack, being very careful as they are very soft while still hot. Leave to cool completely before serving or storing in a biscuit tin.
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