Posted on 30-11-2011
Filed Under (food, lovely things) by jenny

Barcelona is full of Xmas decorations these days, but with 19ºC and blue skies I fell like I overslept the winter.
To get into Xmas mood I made some cinnamon cookies based on a traditional german cinnamon star cookie recipe.
Hope you like my smiley heart interpretation :heart:

Cinnamon heart cookies


*100g ground hazelnut
*2 egg whites
*a pinch of salt
*1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
*125g white sugar
*1 sachet vanilla bourbon sugar
*2 teaspoons of cinnamon
*125g ground almond

*some powdered sugar for the cookie cutter


Beat the egg ,salt and lemon juice until stiff, then add the white sugar slowly and beat well.
Remove 3 tablespoons of the egg white mix and set aside.

Add vanilla bourbon sugar, cinnamon, hazelnuts and almonds to the batter and stir until evenly mixed.
Cover and set aside, letting the mixture rest for 2 hours in a cool place.

After 2 hours place the dough in between 2 sheets of baking paper, to roll out. ( the dough is very sticky and believe me you want to avoid the mess). Roll out to approx.2cm thickness.
Preheat the oven @150ºC
Then make the cut-outs using your favourite cookie cutter, dipped in powdered sugar.
Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Take the remaining egg white and add some drops of water.
Spread some egg white on each cookie ( I recommend using your fingers – it works best)
Bake the cookies in the lower part of the oven for 15-17mins and let cool before enjoying :heart:


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(6) Comments   


amets on 30 November, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

mmmmmmmmmmhhh…que buena pinta!!! qué pena que desde el ordenador no pueda ni oler ni degustar. HAPPY KOKORO (kokoro es corazón en japonés)

Pao Sánchez on 30 November, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

Jenny dónde puedo comprar vanilla bourbon sugar en Barcelona? no la he usado nunca.
Gracias por la receta!! en cuánto tenga el azúcar la pruebo (y me encanta el olor de canela en casa!!)

nina on 30 November, 2011 at 10:52 pm #


Nina Designs on 1 December, 2011 at 9:37 am #

Son tan dulces!!

jenny on 1 December, 2011 at 11:13 am #

Hola Pao, ufff, es un poco misión impossible. Prueba en tiendas ecologicas tipo Veritas y tambien en Gadgets Cuina. Si no, en Lidl hay bolsitas de azucar de Vainilla normal, tambien te sirve :)un beso

Linda Susan on 6 December, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

Me encantan estas galletas y tu blog! Beso