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Zimtsterne Recipe
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Zimtsterne Recipe

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During December, homes and bakeries in Switzerland are filled with the aroma of classic cookies like these "Zimtsterne." —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 60 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 84 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and chocolate. Combine flour and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. star-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Chill and reroll scraps if desired.
  3. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Zimtsterne in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p70

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 84 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

Can anyone please verify that the 1/3 cup of cinnamon is correct?

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

is the 1/3 cup cinnamon correct?

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

Perfect Chocolate Cinnamon flavor!

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

These cookies are excellent! They have such a wonderful flavor. I've made them for Christmas before, and I'll definitely make them again for this Christmas!

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