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Catholic Recipe: German Cinnamon Stars


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 pound grated unblanched almonds
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 1 1/2 hours
  • Difficulty:
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 6+
  • Origin: Germany


These cookies are cut in the shape of star cookie cutter, although anything will do. The smell of cinnamon baking makes these a nice Christmas cookie.


Beat egg whites stiff. Add powdered sugar slowly. Continue to beat till it holds shape. Add cinnamon and almonds. Sprinkle a board with flour and sugar. Pat out dough three-eighths inch thick. Cut with star cutter. Bake on greased cookie sheet in moderate oven (375°) for 15 minutes.

Recipe Source: Cooking for Christ by Florence Berger, National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 4625 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310, 1949, 1999
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