- Wicklein Cinnamon Stars (Zimtsterne)
Among the most popular and beloved traditional German Christmas cookies, the holidays simply aren’t the same without these Zimtsterne!
A Cinnamon Star (Zimtstern = German for "cinnamon star") is a Christmas cookie, originally from Swabia in Southwest Germany, made from the foam of whipped egg white, sugar, at least 25% almonds, cinnamon, and a maximum of 10% flour. It is most popular in Germany and Switzerland.
Cookies of this kind are called Plätzchen or Weihnachtsgebäck ("Christmas cockies") in German.