Cinnamon Star Biscuits


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Cinnamon Star Biscuits
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Here is how to prepare delicious cinnamon star biscuits, perfect for breakfast or to be enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee.

For the decorative icing
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  • Recipe category Dessert
  • Recipe yield 8

How to make cinnamon star biscuits

  • In a large bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer set on high speed until soft peaks form.
  • Stir in the icing sugar, beating until the peaks are stiff. Set aside 250 ml of the beaten egg white to use for glaze.
  • Fold the cinnamon, ground almonds and cherry brandy into the remaining egg white mixture to form a stiff dough.
  • Cover the dough with cling film and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Line a baking tray with grease-proof paper.
  • Lightly dust the work surface with icing sugar and roll out the dough to a thickness of 6 mm.
  • Cut out biscuits using star-shaped cutters.
  • Brush each star with the reserved egg white mixture and place on the baking tray.
  • Leave to dry overnight at room temperature.
  • Heat the oven to 160°C (140°C in a fan oven), gas 3.
  • Bake the biscuits for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • The stars should be soft in the middle and the glaze should remain white.
  • Allow to cool in the tray for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool and set completely.

For the icing

  • Beat the egg whites and lemon juice in a large bowl until stiff peaks form.
  • Sprinkle in the icing sugar and beat until glossy and stiff.
  • Place the icing in a piping bag fitted with a decorative nozzle and artfully decorate each cookie.
  • Allow the icing to dry and set, then serve.


  • The cinnamon star biscuits will keep for up to 10 days in an airtight container.
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