Zimtsterne Bredele

Zimtsterne Bredele

Cinnamon Stars

This is a traditional recipe for Alsacienne bredele cookies. Made from a simple butter base,
these cookies allow free rein to the imagination when it comes to shapes and decoratihe Zimtsterne versions are always star-shaped.

Makes around 50 tiny bredeles
(depending on the size of your cookie cutter)

Preparation time: 35 minutes/ 3 hours resting

Baking time: 10 minutes

250g icing sugar
2tsp cinnamon
250g almond powder
2 egg whites

1 eggwhite
160g icing sugar

Mix the base ingredients together with your hands until you have a smooth dough. Chill for one hour. In the meantime, make the glaze by lightly beating the eggwhite and icing sugar until emulsified. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 10mm. Cut out the star shapes and place them on a pre­oiled baking tray (or one covered with baking paper). Using a spatula or flat knife, spread a thin coat of glaze on the stars.

Let the bredeles dry for two hours at room temperature, away from any draughts.

Preheat the oven to 170°C and bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool on a rack completely before storing in an airtight container.

Recipe courtesy of Bredelefr