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Zimtsterne

During December, homes and bakeries in Switzerland are filled with the aroma of classic cookies like these "Zimtsterne." —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and chocolate. Combine flour and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. star-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Chill and reroll scraps if desired.
  • Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 84 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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