Recipe for Cinnamon Stars


    Cinnamon Stars (gluten-free)

    Flourless - gluten-free (yields 80 pieces)

    3 egg whites
    8 ounces powdered sugar
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    4 drops almond extract
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    14 ounces ground almonds

    Whip egg whites to a peak. Sift powdered sugar and slowly add to egg whites. Set aside 3 tablespoons of egg whites to decorate cookies. Add vanilla extract, almond extract, cinnamon and ground almonds. Put dough into a plastic bag and roll out to about 1/4 inch. Refrigerate bag for about 15 minutes.

    Cut bag open. Cut out cookies with a 2 inch star-shaped cookie cutter and transfer onto baking pan lined with parchment paper. Brush cookies with egg whites. Bake at 250 degrees F for approximately 15 minutes.

    Reduce temperature to 210 degrees F and bake for another 30 minutes.

    The brushed egg whites should remain white.

    Approximately 40 calories per cookie.

    Tip: You can use ground hazelnuts instead of ground almonds.