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Healthy Classic Cinnamon Star Cookies

These classic German Christmas cookies received an upgrade with coconut sugar and xylitol glaze


  • 8 oz ground hazelnuts or filberts
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 egg whites, separate
  • 1 TBSP xylitol


  • 1. Preheat oven to 300˚F.
    2. Mix all the dry ingredients and one egg white until well combined. 
    3. Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut out star shapes.  
    4. Place star cookies on cookie sheet.
    5. Whip the second egg white just until stiff (don't whip too long).  Add xylitol.  Spread on star cookies as glaze.
    6. Bake for 10 - 15 mins. Glaze should be white not brown.
    hazelnute cookies


  • if the dough sticks to the cookie cutter, dip the cookie cutter lightly in powdered sugar or flour (if not gluten-free)
  • xylitol does not make the prettiest glaze but powdered sugar (maybe with a bit of powdered stevia) will