Cinnamon Star Cookies
|Egg whites||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sifted confectioners sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Grated lemon rind||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Blanched almonds||1⁄2 Pound, ground (2 Cups)|
Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry.
Gradually add sugar and lemon rind.
Continue beating until completely blended, about 5 min.
Reserve 3/4 cup of mixture for centers of cookies.
Blend cinnamon and almonds together; fold into remaining egg white mixture.
Heat oven to 350° .
Using cloth-covered board which has had confectioners' sugar rubbed into the cloth, roll dough 1/8 thick.
Cut in star shapes.
Place 1/2 tsp reserved mixture on center of each star.
If desired, spread to each point of star.
Place cookies on well-greased and floured baking sheet.
Bake about 12 min.