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Cinnamon Spice Stars

  • Author: Bake to the roots
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 9
  • Total Time: 120
  • Yield: 60 1x


Delicious Christmas cookies with loads of cinnamon.



For the dough

  • 2 3/4 cups (360g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 3.5 oz. (100g) cold butter
  • 3/4 cup (150g) muscovado sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 4 tbsp. light (beets) syrup

For the topping

  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (50g) brown sugar


  1. Mix the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a large bowl. Add the cold butter in small pieces to the bowl and rub everything between your fingers until you get fine crumbs. Add the muscovado sugar and mix in. Mix the egg and syrup in a separate bowl, then add to the large bowl and mix until you get a nice smooth dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for about 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and set aside. Mix the ground cinnamon and sugar for the topping in a bowl. Roll out half of the dough on a floured surface and cut out stars. Brush the stars with some water and press into the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place the stars with enough space in between on the baking sheet – they spread a bit. Sprinkle with some more of the sugar mixture if the stars are not covered completely. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Take out of the oven and let cool down on the baking sheet for a moment, then transfer to a wire rack to cool down completely. Repeat with the remaining dough until all stars are baked.


  • Enjoy baking!