---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.04
  
       Title: ZIMTSTERNE
  Categories: Cookies, Holiday
       Yield: 24 servings
  
       2    Egg whites
       1 c  Superfine granulated sugar
   1 1/2 c  Toasted almonds, ground
     3/4 c  Toasted hazelnuts, ground
       2 tb All-purpose flour
       1 ts Cinnamon
     1/4 ts Nutmeg
            Confectioner’s sugar
 
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       1    Egg white
   1 1/2 c  Confectioner’s sugar
       1 ts Water
  
   In small mixer bowl, beat 2 egg whites until soft
   peaks form (tips curl over).  Gradually beat in the 1
   cup of superfine sugar, beating until stiff peaks form
   (tips stand straight up). Stir together nuts, flour,
   and spices; fold in beaten egg whites.  Let mixture
   rest 30 minutes or longer so nuts can absorb mixture.
   Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness on surface lightly
   sprinkled with powdered sugar.  Cut with star-shapped
   cookie cutter (*). Place on greased baking sheet. Bake
   in 325øF oven for 10 - 15 minutes. Cool on rack. (*)
   Dough scraps may be rerolled to 1/2-inch thickness and
   cut with scalloped cutter.  Bake in 325øF oven for 20
   minutes. Store in covered container.
   
   ICING: Beat 1 egg white slightly. Gradually stir in
   the remaining 1 1/2 c confectioner’s sugar.  Add water
   till icing is of spreading consistency.
   
   Better Homes and Gardens   December 1977
  
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