Spiced Almond Stars

Spiced Almond Stars


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About this recipe: A delicious Christmas biscuit that not only looks pretty, but is also gluten and dairy-free! They are easy to make and taste fantastic.


Makes: 50 biscuits, depending on size

  • 4 egg whites
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 250g ground almonds
  • 1/2 lemon, zest grated and juiced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground cloves

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

  1. Beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually beat in icing sugar, then fold in lemon juice, lemon zest, cinnamon and cloves.
  2. Reserve and chill 8 tablespoons of mixture. Fold almonds into the remaining mixture; chill for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2.
  4. Sprinkle sugar on work surface. Roll batches of dough to 1cm thick and cut out stars. If the dough is too sticky to handle, add a little more ground almonds.
  5. Place stars onto a greased baking tray and brush with the reserved egg whites.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes in the preheated oven.

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