Cinnamon-spiced almond stars

    32 min

    These delicious biscuits are gluten-free and dairy-free. They are the perfect Christmas biscuit that can be enjoyed anytime of the year.

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    Makes: 10 

    • 4 egg whites
    • a few drops lemon juice
    • 300g icing sugar
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 350g ground almonds or other nuts
    • edible rice paper
    • ground nuts for dusting

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:32min 

    1. Beat egg whites until very stiff. Add a few drops of lemon juice. Sift icing sugar and fold in one spoonful at a time. Remove 3-4 tablespoons of the mixture for the glaze and chill.
    2. Add the cinnamon and ground almonds to the remaining mixture.
    3. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
    4. Dust a work surface with ground almonds. Roll dough out to a thickness of 0.75-1cm. Cut out star shapes, place onto rice paper and then transfer to a baking tray. Brush evenly with glaze.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes.

    Edible rice paper

    Can be purchased in speciality kitchen/baking shops or online.

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    Among the four different holiday cookies I baked, those starts are the top favorite for everyone. We have a lactose intolerant family member, and he specially appreciated this recipe! In my oven, 9 minutes at 165 C gave me the perfect outcome.  -  17 Jan 2018


    This recipe sounds like the one my grandma used to make over 50 yrs . ago and I can't wait to try to make them this weekend..... Christine Godwin  -  26 Nov 2013