Submitted by: Kathleen Yaekel from Monroe County Electric Co-Operative, Inc.
1/3 to 1/2 cup egg whites, 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp grated lemon rind, 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, 2 cups blanched almonds (1/2lb) ground
Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Gradually add sugar and lemon rind. Continue beating until completely blended, about 5 min. Reserve 3/4 cup of mixture for centers of cookies. Blend cinnamon and almonds together; fold into remaining egg white mixture. (if batter is too soft for rolling, let stand at room temp until stiffened to proper consistency)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Using cloth-covered board which has had powdered sugar rubbed into the cloth, roll dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut in star shapes. Place 1/2 tsp. Reserved mixture on center of each star. If desired spread to each point of star. Place cookies on well greased and floured baking sheet. Bake about 12 minutes. makes 4 and 1/2 dozen