December 15, 2021

Vegan "Zimtsterne" - All Ready For Christmas

When I was little, we used to sing this Christmas song at school about "Zimtsterne". I still think about it every time I put these delicious, gluten-free delicacies in the oven and sing along quietly to myself.

I have to admit, as a child I wasn't a big fan of cinnamon stars. I can't even say exactly why. Today, I particularly appreciate the juicy consistency of the cookies, as the other varieties are rather dry. What I particularly like is that the biscuits do not contain refined sugar or gluten-containing flour and, in my opinion, are not only healthier but also more suitable for various dietary requirements due to coeliac disease or diabetes. So definitely something for every gourmet 😊.


For a medium sized biscuit tin

200g ground hazelnuts

150g ground almonds

2 tbsp maple syrup

120g xylitol

A little cinnamon

1 pinch of salt

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp soy milk (or other vegetable alternative)

Approx. 120g xylitol icing sugar and 2 tbsp water for the glaze


  1. Mix all the ingredients together except the icing sugar and water. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour.
  2. Roll out the dough to a thickness of approx. 6mm and cut out the biscuits with star moulds.
  3. Bake the biscuits in a preheated oven at 200°C for 6-8 minutes. 4.
  4. Leave to cool and in the meantime mix icing sugar with water to make a glaze.
  5. Decorate the biscuits as desired.