- White egg 3
- Confectioner’s sugar 350 gr
- Ground almonds 250 gr
- Cinnamon 2 tbsps
- Lemon juice 1 tbsp
- Salt 1 pinch • 1 kcal
- Lemon zest 1 lemon
Christmas cookies of German origin, perfect to share with our friends, family and guests. Its smell of cinnamon permeates the entire house and makes Christmas much more fun, in Germany are the protagonists in the houses during these dates, there is never a dish full of them. They are a little more elaborate than butter cookies but their flavor is irresistible. They are perfect to accompany a coffee and for an afternoon of tea with friends. We are going to feed our sweet palate and hands to the work.
Put the almonds in a baking dish and bake for 10 minutes at 150F. The idea is to heat the almonds and eliminate their moisture, they should not be toasted.
When the almonds are completely cold, grind the almonds with the food processor and sift this flour with a sieve. Mix the almonds with the cinnamon, the salt and the lemon zest. Beat the whites with the lemon juice, until they are firm.
Add little by little the confectioner's sugar, as it is added, the egg whites will go down, keep adding the sugar until it finishes, it should be a thick, very bright and full-weight glaze.
Reserve 1/3 of the glaze. Cover with a damp cloth. Mix the rest of the glaze with the almond mixture until you have a homogeneous paste. Cool in the fridge about 30 minutes.
Place the dough on two non-stick papers, this dough is very sticky and this will facilitate the stretching. Stretch with a rolling pin, the dough should be about 1/2 inch high. Preheat the oven to 160ºC. Cut the dough with a star-shaped cutter, it is important to cut the cookies very close to each other.
Place on a cookie sheet and bake about 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Decorate with the remaining glaze; if you wish you can bake 3 more minutes until the glaze is firm.
Nutrition Facts Servings: 20 Amount per serving Calories 128 % Daily Value* Total Fat 6.3g 8% Saturated Fat 0.5g 2% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 13mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 16.1g 6% Dietary Fiber 1.7g 6% Total Sugars 0.6g Protein 3.2g