Total TimePrep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
Makesabout 5 dozen
I'm sorry, but I can't rate these cookies. I'm sure they're very good but they are NOT authentic. For one, it should have ground almonds substituting for the flour and if that's not possible, then FINELY GROUND ALMOND FLOUR. And the "true" recipe should not have butter at all. I've lived in Germany and the cookie is translated to CINNAMON stars. Not butter cinnamon Stars. Tahnee, I too made an account to review these cookies! I've made so many cookies in the past 45 years, these are simply Cinnamon Butter Stars. True Zimtsterne is made with entirely different ingredients. But I'm glad to hear they are a family favorite of Tarah's though! I may try them as I love cinnamon myself. Merry Christmas!
I made an account to review these cookies! I agree completely with Tarah! These are delicious, though they may not be completely authentic. The amount of cinnamon is correct and my family absolutely loved them! If you love cinnamon, you’ll dig these cookies! I dusted mine with powdered sugar like the other reviewer. Fabulous! A fun new cookie to try!
These are delicious! Authentic? Maybe not. But they are one of my family's new favorite holiday cookie recipes after trying them last year. We used 1/3 cup of cinnamon as the recipe stated, and did not think it was too strong.
I made these as written. Too much cinnamon, it gave the cookie a bitter taste. 11 min in the oven were perfect for a soft cookie. I baked a second time using only 1 tsp cinnamon instead of the amount called for and used 2 tsp vanilla, 3 extra tbsp flour. A nicely sweet mildly chocolate flavor but I'll stick w/other recipes if I want a chocolate cookie.
Ok, when I initially read the recipe I thought, 1/3 cup cinnamon was way to much, however, having made these, I must say, they are delicious and 1/3 cup cinnamon is perfect! After mixing the cinnamon with the flour, begin incorporating into the creamed mixture, the smell is delightful and I know these cookies are going to be great! Ok, I have baked these cookies and they are wonderful, slightly sweet, can barely taste the cinnamon, will make these a Christmas yearly cookie! I dusted them with powered sugar. Note, do not bake over 11 minutes or they are hard, if you bake set exactly 11 minutes, they are soft and yummy!
People have asked if the 1/3 cup cinnamon is correct - it simply can't be. Other variations of zimtsterne call for 1-2 teaspoons. If you follow this recipe as-is, the results are pretty dreadful (no matter how much you might like cinnamon, that's just too much).
First of all traditional Zimtsterne does not have chocolate in it. I should know I was born and raised in Germany. I would try finding a traditional recipe online.
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Can anyone please verify that the 1/3 cup of cinnamon is correct?
is the 1/3 cup cinnamon correct?