Photo Credit: Lynn Hoefer
- 1¾ cups of freshly ground almonds (250g)
- ¾ cup of coconut sugar (100g)
- 1 tablespoon of ground chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons of cold water
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
- a pinch of vanilla powder
- a pinch of powered xylit for decoration
- Start by grinding the almonds into a flour if you are using whole almonds.
- Place the ground chia seeds and the water into a small bowl. Whisk together with a fork and set aside to thicken for about 10 minutes.
- Place the coconut sugar, ground almonds, cinnamon and vanilla powder into a food processor or big bowl. If you are using a food processor, then mix it shortly. If you are using a hand mixer, just quickly mix everything.
- Add the chia-mix and maple syrup and combine everything for about 30 seconds until a sticky dough forms. If the dough is crumbly, and not sticky, add a teaspoon of cold water.
- Pre-heat the oven to 160°C (320°F).
- Roll the dough out between two pieces of baking paper. Make sure not to roll it out too thin – it should be around 5 mm thick. Using star shaped cutters, cut out about 30 stars.
- Place the cinnamon stars on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes until transferring them to a cooling rack.
- Tip: Store the Almond and Cinnamon Christmas Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for the best result.
I’ve updated the measurements, as some of you reported a crumbly dough. If your dough is not sticky, add some water, one teaspoon at a time, so make it more sticky. If you don’t have ground chia seeds, you can grind them in your food processor or use whole chia seeds. If you don’t have a food processor you can use store-bought ground almonds.