Cinnamon Cookies Recipe

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You can find my cinnamon cookies recipe in this post.

Simple Christmas baking succeeds with this cookie guide.

These instructions accompany you step by step when baking cookies.

Have fun and good luck!

1. Recipe Cinnamon Cookies

Star Christmas cookies instructions follow immediately here.

You can find a video and other tips after the recipe.

Cinnamon Cookies

Baked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt and Christiane Sixt.

Servings 30
Calories 145
Total Time 60 Min.
Preparation Time 40 Min.
Cook Time 20 Min.

Easy instructions for baking Christmas cookies.

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Cinnamon Cookies recipe picture
Cinnamon Cookies Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt

Ingredients

dough

3 Piece egg whites
250 g icing sugar
400 g grounded almonds
2 Packet vanilla sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
80 g flour

unroll

100 g flour
50 g icing sugar

glaze

1 Piece egg whites
150 g Icing sugar / powdered sugar

Instruction

Cinnamon Cookies ingredients
The Cinnamon Cookies ingredients

Provide ingredients

Prepare the ingredients for the cookie dough in the kitchen.

You need cold eggs, otherwise the egg whites won’t work!

Separate eggs
Separate the eggs, we only need the whites.

Separate eggs

Separate the eggs and use the yolks for something else.

You can use the yolks with more eggs for scrambled eggs the next morning.

Catch the egg white and set aside in a bowl.

beat egg whites
Beat the egg whites until fluffy.

Beat egg white

Beat the cold egg whites with the whisk mixer.

Salt the whipped egg whites
Salt the whipped egg whites

Add salt

Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and continue beating.

egg whites with tips
Beat egg white with spikes

Hit peaks

Beat the egg whites firmly, peaks should form.

Sieve the icing sugar into the egg whites
Sift the icing sugar into the egg whites

Add sugar

Sieve the icing sugar in a sieve to the whipped cream.

Egg whites with powdered sugar
Egg whites with powdered sugar

mix sugar

Mix the egg whites with the powdered sugar.

Supplement the batter with vanilla sugar
Supplement the batter with vanilla sugar

Add vanilla sugar

Add the vanilla sugar to the whipped cream.

Add almonds to the egg whites
Add almonds to the egg whites

Add almonds

Add the ground almonds to the whipped cream and stir.

Season the dough with cinnamon
Season the cinnamon cookies dough with cinnamon

Add cinnamon

Add the cinnamon and stir.

Knead cookie dough
Kneaded cookie dough in bowl

Knead dough

Attach the dough hooks and work the dough vigorously.

Ready-made cinnamon cookie dough
Ready-made cookie dough for cinnamon Cookies

Finish dough

Depending on the consistency, you can add 50-80 g of flour.

Finish the dough, it should not stick.

Cookie dough before rolling out
Cookie dough before rolling out

Prepare work surface

Sprinkle work surface with flour and powdered sugar.

Prepare part of the dough to roll out and place on top.

Roll out cookie dough
Roll out cookie dough

Roll out dough

Roll out the dough with the rolling pin to a thickness of approx. 7 mm.

Cut out cookies to make stars
Cut out cookies to make stars

Cut out stars

Cut out the dough with the star cutters.

Star cookie cutter with flour and sugar
Star cookie cutter with flour and sugar

Flour forms

Sprinkle the star cookie cutters with flour and icing sugar so that the dough pieces do not stick to the shape.

Cut out cinnamon stars on the baking sheet
Cut out cinnamon stars on the baking sheet

Put the cookie dough on

Place the raw cinnamon stars at a distance from each other on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

Bake cinnamon stars cookies
Bake cinnamon stars

Baking cookies

Bake the biscuits in a preheated oven at 150°C for 10 minutes.

Remove the biscuits and let them cool.

powdered sugar
Weigh the powdered sugar

Prepare glaze

Weigh out the powdered sugar for the glaze.

Cinnamon star egg white glaze finish stirring
Cinnamon star egg white glaze finish stirring

Finalize glaze

Beat the cold egg whites for the glaze, add a little salt and beat with the powdered sugar.

Cinnamon stars coated with glaze and without glaze
Cinnamon stars coated with glaze and without glaze

Glaze cookies

Spread the cooled cookies with the icing.

Glaze the cinnamon stars
Glaze the cinnamon stars

Take baking brush

Use a real brush to apply the glaze.

This allows the protein to be distributed better and more precisely.

Glazed cinnamon stars on a baking sheet in the oven
Glazed cinnamon stars on a baking sheet in the oven

Baking cookies

Bake the glazed cinnamon stars on the baking tray in the oven for another 10-15 minutes.

To do this, hold the oven door slightly open with a wooden spoon.

Cinnamon stars baked with glaze
Cinnamon stars baked with glaze

Cool cookies

Leave the cinnamon stars with the dried glaze to cool on the baking sheet.

Cinnamon cookies recipe picture
Cinnamon Cookies Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt

Serve cookies

Pack the cinnamon stars in cookie jars and serve as required.

I wish you a lot of joy in the Christmas season!

Video

The amount of dough is about the amount of a cookie jar.

Trying the dough and snacking is already included 🙂

2. Nutrition Facts And Calories

3. Storing the Chrismas Cookies

Freshly baked, cooled Christmas cookies always come in a cookie jar or in a cookie jar.

The Christmas cookies need to be stored in a cold place for a few days.

This allows the aroma and consistency to develop perfectly.

You can use tin cans to store your cookies or fill large mason jars.

It has proven useful to put greaseproof paper in the cans.

You can also layer the cookies and cover each layer of cookies with paper.

Cookie jars with Christmas cookies
Cookie jars with Christmas cookies

4. Interesting Cinnamon Cookies Facts

You will find some information about the fine pastries summarized below:

What are cinnamon cookies made of?

Many Christmas cookies are made from classic shortcrust pastry.

The popular cinnamon stars consist of a meringue dough.

Meringues are white, sweet pastries made from whipped egg whites and sugar.

The cinnamon star is a gluten-free Christmas cookie made from sweet egg whites, grated almonds, vanilla and cinnamon.

For many people, the cinnamon star is the epitome of Christmas cookies. This is due to its main ingredient, cinnamon.

Story of the cinnamon star Cookies

The exact origin of the Zimtstern bakery cannot be traced back 100%.

The tasty Christmas biscuit was probably invented at the beginning of the 16th century.

The first written mention of the cinnamon stars dates back to 1536.

Cardinal Lorenzo Campeggio had served the delicious biscuits to the German Emperor Charles V during a visit.

The way into German cookbooks took another 200 years.

Before the 18th century, the cinnamon spice was an insider tip and unaffordable for the general public.

As a spice, cinnamon was a treasure, just like pepper, a luxury item for wealthy and wealthy citizens and nobles.

Stars or Thalers?

Unfortunately, clear evidence of where the stars come from or how the star shape came about cannot be traced back historically.

In any case, it is not the Star of Bethlehem, as is often claimed,

Perhaps the star has simply prevailed as a shape suitable for Christmas.

Roll out cookie dough
Roll out cookie dough
Cut out cookies to make stars
Cut out cookies to make stars

5. More Ideas For Cookies

Comments, Cooking Questions and Answers

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  • Hello Thomas,

    thank you very much for this nice baking recipe.

    I always wanted to get the cinnamon stars from heaven.

    We baked your cookies just before Christmas and then put them in a cookie jar.

    Unfortunately, we did not have the time for more baking events.

    The taste and consistency of the cookies has fully convinced us.

    Friends have reported to us, the dough would be difficult to cut out.

    This has also worked very well. So it actually makes sense to look at the professional.

    Thank you for this great and working instructions. Kind regards AVA

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    • Hello Ava,

      thank you for your nice lines.

      The stars have worked and that makes me happy.

      Please share the recipe and tell others!

      Contact me again in the new year …

      Love greetings Thomas

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