Cinnamon Spiced Almond Biscuits

Cinnamon Spiced Almond Biscuits


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These simple biscuits are made from almond meal rather than flour then spiced with cinnamon to create a homely biscuit. Cutting them into star shapes makes them ideal for Christmas.


Makes: 10 

  • 4 egg whites
  • a few drops lemon juice
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 350g almond meal or other ground nuts
  • edible rice paper
  • ground nuts for dusting

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:32min 

  1. Whisk egg whites until very stiff.
  2. Add a few drops of lemon juice. Sift icing sugar and fold in one spoonful at a time. Remove 3-4 tablespoons of the mixture for the glaze and chill.
  3. Add the cinnamon and ground almonds to the remaining mixture.
  4. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C.
  5. Dust a work surface with ground almonds. Roll dough out to a thickness of 0.75-1cm. Cut out star shapes then place onto rice paper and then transfer to a baking tray. Brush evenly with glaze.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes.

Edible rice paper

Can be purchased in speciality kitchen or baking shops or online.

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