Zimtstern (Cinnamon star) biscuits with Nutella®

Zimtstern (Cinnamon star) biscuits with Nutella
When a baking tray means friendship
Sharing has never been so good: star shaped biscuits, winter holidays and friends. That’s the perfect recipe for Christmas, with a nutty, zesty bite. Let’s spend some time baking this traditional German delight with your kids and you will discover how sweet holidays can be!
  • 2 egg whites
  • 160g icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (4g) cinnamon
  • 300g ground hazelnuts
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 120g Nutella® (15g per portion- 1 heaped tea spoon)
Step 1
Step 1
  • Preheat the oven to 120°C (250°F) and position the baking rack in the middle of the oven.
  • Whisk the egg whites with the sugar until soft peaks form.
  • Reserve 2 tablespoons of the meringue into a small bowl for the icing
  • Step 2
    Step 2
  • Gently fold the cinnamon and the ground hazelnuts with the rest of the meringue until it just comes together.
  • Step 3
    Step 3
  • Roll the dough in between 2 sheets of baking paper to a 4 mm thickness and cut out biscuits using a star cookie cutter.
  • Arrange the biscuits onto a baking tray lined with baking paper then, using a round cookie cutter, cut out a small hole in half of the biscuits.
  • Mix the remaining meringue with the lemon juice and spread onto the top biscuits with a teaspoon.
  • Step 4
    Step 4
  • Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool down completely.
  • Fill a piping bag fitted with a small nozzle (about 2 mm) with Nutella®.
  • Pipe about 4g of Nutella® on each bottom biscuits (the ones with no hole) and cover with the top biscuits (the ones with hole).