Zimtsterne Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Zimtsterne Recipe
  • READY IN 46 mins


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"Spicy German cookies."

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Original recipe makes 9 -10 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    6 mins

    46 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease your baking sheets.
  2. Cream the butter, sugar, 2 eggs, egg yolk and lemon juice together until fluffy.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and stir in the chopped nuts.
  4. On a lightly floured cloth-covered board roll the dough, 1/3 at a time, to 1/16 inch thick. Cut with a 1 inch star shaped cookie cutter. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheets. Brush the tops of the cookies with the remaining egg white, beaten until frothy.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 6 to 8 minutes.
  6. Variations: Food coloring may be added to the egg white used to brush the tops of the cookies. Two cookies may be put together to form snowflakes with dabs of confectioners' sugar icing made with 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons cream.
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Jul 01, 2003

We made these for christmas last year. They roll out so easy my 2 year old play-doh expert even got to help. We know make them for all the holidays. They are eaten as fast as we make them. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

Nov 15, 2002

I have made these two years in a row! I love them! Kids love them, many varieties can be done once they are out of the oven!


14 Ratings

Jul 30, 2008

Just the right amount of spice and not too sweet like regular sugary cookies. Gut gemacht!

Mar 11, 2009

I made these last year at Christmas from a Betty Crocker cookie book ( 1970"s ) my Mother in Law gave me.I was looking for something other than the some ones I always make. These are so very good. My grand daughter was eating the dough and loved it.I used frestly grated nutmeg in mine. These are simple to make and could be made without the nuts if you don't like them.

May 17, 2005

I made this again after trying it last year. Both times it was wonderful. I rolled mine in finely chopped nuts. They are delicious and so very easy to make. Thank you!!!

Dec 08, 2005

It was so easy. I made them the first time and then made some more for gifts.

Dec 15, 2003

these are awesome! don't be fooled by the pre-baked taste/appearance. they are so good once you bake them!

Jul 24, 2012

My favorite!!! If you're curious what they taste like, it's basically like a sugar cookie with a hint of spice. Absolutely delicious! I like to sprinkle red and green sugar crystals on top for color (and an extra sugar buzzzzzzzzzz!)


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  • Calories
  • 26 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.5 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 0.8 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 18 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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