Who already started to bake Christmas cookies? The first cookie jars at home are filled with chocolate-walnut brownies, nougat croissants and Christmas Stollen. These are the classics alongside shortbread, gingerbread and Spekulatius. But why not try some lesser known alternatives? On Pinterest, I discovered a recipe for cinnamon balls and was so enthusiastic about the simple preparation and few ingredients that I directly baked my own cinnamon-almond balls. Those of you who like energy balls and cinnamon will love these delicious and healthy cinnamon-almond balls! The preparation takes max. 10 minutes plus 10 minutes baking time in the oven. It is especially nice to sprinkle the baked cinnamon-almond balls with icing sugar. If you don’t like icing sugar, you can also roll the balls in grated coconut.
What are your favorite Christmas cookies?
I am always looking forward to nougat croissants. Unlike vanilla croissants, nougat croissants are coated with chocolate on one side. So delicious! The cinnamon-almond balls are also a great alternative because they are not so sweet and are very nutritious. Which Christmas biscuits do you not want to miss? Just write me a comment under this post.
Cinnamon-Almond BallsPrint Recipe
- 400g Almonds
- 100g Dates
- 2 Tbs Almond Butter
- 1 Tbs Cinnamon
- 2-3 Tbs Icing Sugar
Preheat the oven at 180° degrees.
Grind the almonds finely in a food processor.
Heat the dates with some water and let them simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the mixture is sticky, similar to applesauce. Make sure that the water covers the dates at first. If necessary, add more water so nothing burns.
Mix all ingredients including the date mass in a food processor.
Form balls with your hands. Then arrange them on a baking tray with baking paper.
Bake the balls for about 10 minutes until they are lightly brown.
Sprinkle the balls with icing sugar or roll them in grated coconut.