For decoration:


In a saucepan, combine honey, sugar, butter and spices, heat over low fire until melted and bubbling.

Leave aside to cool down a little. In the meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, mix the baking soda, ground almonds, 4 1/2 cups flour and eggs.

Add the honey mixture and mix until well blended. Stir in the additional half a cup flour if neccesary. The dough should be soft but not very sticky.

Roll on the dough in a floured surface to about 1/2 cm thick, cut out shapes (stars) with a cookie cutter and place on baking trays lined with baking paper.

Bake on a previously pre-heated oven at 180°C for around 10 minutes or until golden brown. Place on baking paper and leave to cool down completely.

When the cookies are cold, melt the chocolate in a small saucepan. Brush with it the cookies (we just deep the cookies one at the time in the chocolate).

Sprinkle with the almond flakes and leave to cool down completely.