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Cinnamon Stars

A Christmas speciality. Cinnamon Stars are often used as Christmas tree decorations. Use a cocktail stick or skewer to pierce a hole in the top of each biscuit before baking.

ingredients

makes 30 pieces
2 egg whites
250 g (9 oz) caster sugar
250 g (9 oz) unblanched almonds, coarsely ground
15 g (1 tbsp) ground cinnamon
22.5 ml (1 1/2 tbsp) kirsch

method

1. Beat the egg whites until stiff, then mix in the sugar and beat for about 10 minutes by machine (20 minutes by hand) until the mixture is very thick, white and highly glossed. Reserve about 6tbsp of the mixture.

2. Mix the almonds, spice and kirsch into the rest of the snow. Gather into a ball, cover and chill for 30 minutes.

3. Roll the paste out on a sugared board to 7 mm (3/8 in) thick, and cut out star shapes with a pastry cutter.

4. Transfer the biscuits to a highly buttered greaseproof paper-lined baking sheet and smooth some of the reserved meringue on top of each.

5. Bake at 200°C (400°F) Gas 6 for 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

6. These biscuits keep for several weeks stored in an airtight tin.

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