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Cinnamon Star Cookies

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  Egg whites 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sifted confectioners sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Grated lemon rind 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 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.

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