Deliciously spiced almond flour Keto cookies - possibly my favourite sugar free Christmas treat! Cinnamon Stars (Zimtsterne) are traditional German Christmas cookies, adapted to suit a low carb, Keto diet.
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Separate the eggs and whip the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Use a glass or ceramic bowl for this and make sure it's totally dry and squeaky-clean. A stick blender with plastic does not give a brilliant result - best is an old-fashioned mixer with 2 steel attachments.
Fold in the sweetener.
Reserve 3 tablespoons of the egg white and sugar mix for the glaze
Add the almond flour/ground almonds and spices and stir until combined.
Form a dough ball and roll it out around 1/2 cam thick between 2 sheets of baking paper
Place in the freezer for around 15 minutes. This is an important step - it makes cutting out the dough much easier
Remove from the freezer, lift the top baking paper sheet and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes (just rename the recipe if you prefer hearts instead of stars!)
Brush on the egg white mix we set aside earlier.
Bake in an pre-heated oven at 120 Celsius for 25 minutes.
For a variation replace 100g/1 cup of ground almonds with ground hazelnuts.