Norwegian Zimmetstern Cookies


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These Nordic cookies are delicious, easy and fun! It's hard to find these sweets, so make them yourself.

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Time needed

25 min preparation + 15 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 dozen cookies


  • 6 egg whites, stiffly beaten
  • 3 1/2 C. confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1 lb. unblanched almonds, ground
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Slowly add sugar and lemon peel to egg whites. Reserve 1/3 C. of this mixture for top of cookies. Add almonds and cinnamon. Chill. Roll 1/4-inch thick on surface with confectioners sugar. Cut with star cutter. Top each with some of the reserved egg white mixture. Bake in oven until light brown, about 10-15 minutes. Remove immediately from cookie sheet.

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