The almond and lemon flavours in this traditional German christmas cookie have a very festive feel and make wonderful christmas gifts and snacks.
These biscuits are delicious however the pic attached to the recipe is obviously for the stiffer recipe which includes flour etc. Best to either alter recipe so that it more accurately reflects the photo or vice versa so as to not confuse people. Thankfully my husband is German and I have had experience with making these before so I know the recipe variations well but others who haven't wont. If people that want to make the star variation pictured, I would recommend you look for the other recipe listed which includes flour or heavily boost the amount of almond meal you use until it forms a stiff dough and use icing sugar to dust and roll out with. - 27 Oct 2012
I had the same problem with my Merengues not fluffing up until my mom (!) told me that letting the eggs warm up to room temperature (or close to it) makes all the difference. It works! - 09 Feb 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Hey what can I say, these are so yummie. It takes time to get it going, this is a recipie that you need to take slow and easy or you can get into a mess ( LOL ) I have also tried this recipie with pecans since I live in a town that over produces in pecans and it came out well (I just cooked the pecans in a butter and vanilla...yummie - 18 Dec 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)