Healthier Vegan Zimtsterne (Cinnamon-Stars)

Healthier Vegan Zimtsterne (Cinnamon Stars)

These healthier, vegan Zimtsterne are real crowd pleasers. They are a gluten-free spin-off of the flavoursome, traditional German Christmas biscuit.
Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Christmas, cinnamon cookies, Winter
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 66kcal
Author Eva Burg




  • 3 tablespoons aquafaba drained liquid from a can of chickpeas
  • 1 cup xylitol powdered (simply grind some xylitol in your food processor)



  • In a cup, make a flax egg by mixing the Linwoods Flaxseeds with cold water and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
  • Meantime, mix the almond flour, coconut sugar and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Now mix in the maple syrup and flaxseed mixture until a crumbly dough forms. Shape the dough into a ball, wrap it with cling film and chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll it out evenly between two pieces of baking paper. The dough should be between 0.5 and 1 cm thick. Cut out stars using a cookie cutter and place them on a parchment paper-lined baking tray.
  • Preheat the oven to 320°F / 160°C.


  • Whisk the aquafaba with a wire whisk until it forms stiff peaks, then slowly start to mix in the powdered xylitol.
  • Brush the icing generously on the Zimtsterne and bake for 10-15 minutes.


Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.4mg