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Lemony Cinnamon Stars

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Ingredients
  Blanched almonds/Hazelnuts 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Egg whites 4
  Lemon 1⁄2 (Use Grated Rind And Juice)
  Sifted confectioners sugar 5 1⁄4 Cup (84 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Grate almonds in rotary grater or whirl in blender.
Beat egg whites until stiff.
Add rind, juice, and 2 cups sugar.
Continue beating until very stiff, about 30 minutes.
Measure 1 cup; reserve.
To remaining mixture add almonds and cinnamon and chill for several hours.
Put on board generously sprinkled with confectioners' sugar, and sprinkle top with sugar.
Roll very thin with sugar-dusted rolling pin.
Cut with star-shape cutter; put on brown paper on ungreased cookie sheets and let stand overnight.
Spread with reserved egg-white mixture.
Bake in preheated oven (250°F.) for about 30 minutes.
Slip paper onto wet table or board.
Let stand for 1 minute.
Loosen stars.
Store airtight for 1 week before using.
Makes about 5 dozen.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Holiday, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Cinnamon
Preparation Time: 
120 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
150 Minutes

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