I remember the first time my grandmother took me into the kitchen to help her with baking – what a wonderful memory. The great smell from the stove as well as spending precious time with my grandmother, who taught me so much about cooking, was priceless!
Now, to bond with my nieces and nephews, I take every opportunity I can to take them into the kitchen and make food with them. Not only is this a wonderful time for them to learn how to cook, it’s also a good way to teach them about healthy eating, something I am passionate about.
These Christmas cookies might not be exactly the healthiest thing to make, they’re made with sugar after all, but they contain a lot less than most store-bought cookies, and they don’t contain any artificial additives either.
Kids love making cookies, and they love eating them too. Why not combine the two this Christmas with this super-easy, delicious cinnamon star recipe!
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Number of servings: 18 cookies
- 2 2/3 cups of almond flour
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 ¾ teaspoons lemon juice
- 3 egg whites
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar
- Stir the almond flour, cinnamon, and lemon juice together
- Beat the egg whites and salt into soft peaks. Slowly sift in the sugar and keep beating until the mixture thickens
- Set aside 1/3 of the mixture for later
- Preheat your oven to 170 degrees C.
- Roll out the main part of the dough so it’s about ¼ inch thick
- Using a star-shaped cookie cutter, make 18 cookies
- To glaze them, add the lemon juice to the remains of the eggy mixture. Use a brush to coat the top of all the cookies
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until they turn a light brown and are slightly soft in the center
Recipe source: allrecipes.com
Picture credit: Taste.com.au