Spiced almond stars

    1 hour 50 min

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

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    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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