Nalbone Family Recipes

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Swiss Cinnamon Stars

Source: Woman's Day Kitchen
Mom's Black Book

Servings: 36

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Start to Finish Time: 25 hours
Inactive Prep: 24 hours


  • 4 cups chopped almonds
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 lemon, grated rind and juice
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 pounds confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Beat egg whites until stiff. Add grated lemon (rind and juice), cinnamon, and sugar. Continue beating until very stiff.
  2. Remove one cup of the mixture and reserve.
  3. Add the almonds to the remaining mixture and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  4. Place on board generously sprinkled with powdered sugar. Sprinkle sugar on top and roll or press to about one-fourth inch thickness.
  5. Cut into stars with cutter. Place stars on waxed paper on cookie sheet.
  6. Spread with the reserved egg mixture and bake in slow oven for about 30 minutes.
  7. Slip paper onto a wet table or board and let stand for one minute. Loosen stars and lift to rack.
  8. Store in airtight container for one week before using.

Yield: 5 dozen

Copyright: Woman's Day Kitchen

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 172 Calories; 8g Fat (42.1% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 22g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 26mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

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