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||| Zimtsterne (Chocolate Cinnamon Biscuits) |||

Now living in Switzerland I couldn't not bake a traditional Swiss biscuit this festive season. This biscuit combines the flavours of decadent chocolate with the fragrant Wintery spice, cinnamon. 

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 85g dark chocolate, melted (good quality chocolate)
  • 2 3/4 cups plain flour
  • 1/3 cup cinnamon

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs and the cooled melted chocolate.

Gradually add the flour and cinnamon to the 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 1.5cm thickness. Cut with a floured star-shaped cookie cutter. (Optional: I added snowflake sugar sprinkles on top)

Place carefully on baking sheets. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 9-11 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove and cool on wire racks.

Note: Traditionally these biscuits are covered with white icing. I chose not to ice them as not to add extra calories.

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