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Christmas recipe

Zimtstern (Cinnamon star) biscuits with Nutella®

When a baking tray means friendship

Sharing has never been so good: with star shaped biscuits, the winter holidays and family and friends – the perfect combination for Christmas! Spend some time baking this traditional German delight with your family and enjoy the holidays together! 

1 h 5 min
Zimtstern (Cinnamon star) biscuits with Nutella® | Nutella


  • 2 egg whites

  • 160g icing sugar

  • 2 teaspoons (4g) cinnamon

  • 300g ground hazelnuts

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 120g Nutella® – 1 heaped tsp (15g per portion) or 3 biscuits per portion


  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

  2. STEP 2

    Gently fold the cinnamon and the ground hazelnuts with the rest of the meringue until it just comes together

  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

  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)

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