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These vegan cinnamon stars taste even better than the traditional cookies with animal products. They are incredibly moist, nutty, aromatic, soft – simply delicious. What’s more, you can make the cinnamon stars vegan yourself in no time with a few ordinary ingredients. They are ideal not only as Christmas cookies for snacking, but also for gifting to your loved ones. You can find a detailed recipe for vegan cinnamon stars with exact quantities and step-by-step instructions right below.
Classics on the cookie plate
What can’t be missing in Christmas baking are cinnamon stars – the moist, aromatic, nutty cookies. Along with vanilla crescents and Spitzbuben, they are one of the sweet classics of the Advent season – and not without reason. Because cinnamon in particular is probably the Christmas spice par excellence. So what would Christmas be without cookies that taste and smell so much like cinnamon.
The most delicious cinnamon stars vegan
The dough for the classic cinnamon stars usually contains egg whites from chicken eggs, which makes the cookies not vegan. However, you can easily replace the egg white with a small amount of lemon juice or orange juice and cold water. This will give you vegan cinnamon stars that can more than keep up with the original. Plus, thanks to lemon or orange, they have a slightly refreshing flavor and aroma. The glaze for the classic cinnamon stars is also made with animal egg white. It is whipped with powdered sugar for this purpose. Vegan glaze for Christmas cookies can be made with powdered sugar and orange juice, lemon juice or vegetable milk instead. Simply mix the two ingredients together to make a white glaze. And you have vegan Christmas cookies without any animal products, which taste even more delicious than the traditional cookies.
Making vegan cinnamon stars yourself is worth it
In the pre-Christmas season, bakeries as well as stores are overflowing with cinnamon stars in addition to the other Christmas cookies. But the tastiest cinnamon stars, which are still in addition vegan, get only at home. So making them yourself is worth it, especially when it’s as easy and quick as this recipe. Even as you prepare the dough, your house fills with an irresistible aroma that becomes even more enticing when the cinnamon stars land in the oven. And once they’re coated with the glaze, you can finally taste them. Heavenly moist, soft, nutty taste the homemade vegan cinnamon stars – no comparison with the store-bought ones.
Sweet Christmas gift to snack on
Vegan cinnamon stars you can not only eat yourself, but also give away. Every cookie lover will be happy about this sweet gift for Christmas. You can simply pack the vegan cookies in a pretty glass cookie tin. So it’s best to make a double or triple portion of cookies so there’s something left for everyone.
Make vegan cinnamon stars with children
By the way, you can make these cinnamon stars vegan with kids. Even if afterwards not only all hands, but the whole kitchen is sticky, it is great fun for children – kneading dough, cutting out Christmas cookies, coating them with glaze. What is a dirty kitchen compared to the shining eyes of children? Of course, children also like to help with the snacking as soon as the cookies are ready.
These cinnamon stars are
- very aromatic,
- incredibly delicious,
- vegan – without egg,
- gluten-free – without flour,
- with a slightly refreshing note thanks to lemon,
- easy and quick to make with common ingredients,
- classic cookies in the Advent season,
- ideal homemade Christmas gift.
Recipe for cinnamon stars vegan
The recipe for vegan cinnamon stars is very, very easy. You just need to knead all the ingredients to the dough, cut out stars from it and put them in the oven for a short time. Here you can form a rough idea of how the making goes, and what you need for it. You can find the exact quantities and step-by-step instructions on how to make vegan cinnamon stars here below in the box recipe.
For the recipe you need
- ground almonds,
- ground hazelnuts,
- powdered sugar,
- natural cinnamon,
- grated organic orange,
- freshly squeezed lemon juice
- and cold water.
For the glaze you still need
- powdered sugar
- and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
How to make cinnamon stars vegan: here’s how (Check out the detailed recipe below.)
- First, knead all the ingredients into a sticky dough and let it chill for 1 hour.
- Then roll out the dough, cut out stars, bake them at 200 °C for about 10 minutes and let them cool.
- For the glaze, mix powdered sugar with lemon juice and brush the cinnamon stars with it. Done!
How to make vegan cinnamon stars: tips and tricks
- You can adjust the amount of powdered sugar for the dough according to your taste. Since the dough is without eggs and without flour, you can simply try it raw to find out if it is sweet enough for you.
- Instead of lemon juice, you can use orange juice for the dough. Lemon zest would also work instead of orange zest.
- Depending on the size of your cookie cutter, you may end up with more or less Christmas cookies.
- Do not bake the cookies too long. After baking, they should be very soft, and their color barely darker than before baking.
- Depending on the size of your cookies, the baking time specified in the recipe may vary.
- Let the cinnamon stars cool on the baking sheet, and don’t take them off the baking sheet until they are cool. Otherwise, you may break the cookies apart, as they are very brittle and soft while they are still hot.
- You don’t want the glaze to be too thin or translucent. Therefore, add the lemon juice to the powdered sugar a little at a time until the glaze gets the consistency you need.
- Instead of lemon juice, you can make the glaze with orange juice, vegetable milk or water.
- Do not spread the glaze on the cookies while they are still warm. Otherwise, the glaze will melt and the cookies will just soak it up.
- Store vegan cinnamon stars in an airtight container, such as a lunch box, at room temperature. They stay fresh and delicious for quite a long time. You can store them for up to about a month.
Did you make vegan cinnamon stars according to this recipe? I look forward to your result, your star rating and your comment below on how you liked the Christmas cookies.
Got an appetite for more vegan treats for Christmas? Also try:
- How to make marzipan potatoes – recipe for the German Christmas classic
- Apple crumble pizza with cinnamon – vegan recipe with few ingredients
- How to make vegan nut corners: delicious, easy and quick recipe
Vegan cinnamon stars
- star cookie cutter
- 200 g ground almonds
- 150 g ground hazelnuts
- 100 g powdered sugar
- 10 g cinnamon
- zest of 1 organic orange
- 10 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 50 ml cold water
- 1 pinch of salt
- ground almonds for sprinkling and rolling
for the glaze
- 100 g powdered sugar
- approx. 15 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Mix ground almonds, ground hazelnuts, powdered sugar, cinnamon, orange zest and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Add lemon juice and water and knead into a sticky dough. Shape the dough into a ball, flatten it, wrap it airtight and put the dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Sprinkle a sheet of baking paper with ground almonds, place the dough on it and cover it with a second sheet of baking paper. Roll out the dough between the two sheets of baking paper to a thickness of about 0.7 cm.
- Using a star cookie cutter, cut out stars from the dough, rolling the mold repeatedly in ground almonds, and spread the stars on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake the cinnamon stars in a preheated oven at 200 °C top and bottom heat for about 10 minutes and let them cool.
Making the glaze
- Put powdered sugar in a mixing bowl and gradually add lemon juice until you have a thick, glossy white glaze.
Glaze the cinnamon stars
- Brush the cooled cinnamon stars with the glaze and let them dry briefly.
- You can adjust the amount of powdered sugar for the dough to taste. Since the dough doesn't use eggs or flour, you can just try it raw to find out if it's sweet enough.
- Do not bake vegan cinnamon stars for too long. After baking, they should be very soft, and their color barely darker than before baking.
- Depending on the size of the cookies, the specified baking time may vary.
- The glaze should not become too thin or transparent. Therefore, gradually add the lemon juice to the powdered sugar until the glaze reaches the necessary consistency.
- The time needed to cool the cinnamon stars is not included in the preparation time.
- Note the detailed tips and tricks for making the vegan cinnamon stars above in the post.