Easy marzipan cookies

Easy marzipan cookies

Based on 3 ratings
Carolin Roitzheim

Carolin Roitzheim

Food Editor at Kitchen Stories

"These marzipan cookies leave no wishes unfulfilled: they are moist, easy and quick to prepare, and loaded with a wonderful taste of almonds and marzipan. Not to mention how adorable they look. Not only for the Christmas season, but they also make a delicious accompaniment to a cappuccino or a cup of tea at any time of the year. For a non-alcoholic version, omit the amaretto or add some bitter almond extract to enhance the flavor, if desired."

Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

15 min

Baking

15 min

Resting

15 min

Ingredients

2Servings
10 g
marzipan
egg
g
flour
4 g
confectioner’s sugar
5 g
ground almonds
tbsp
amaretto
tsp
salt
tbsp
water
tbsp
sliced almonds
tbsp
ground cinnamon (for dusting)
tbsp
confectioner’s sugar (for dusting)
tsp
orange zest (optional)
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Utensils

oven, 2 bowls (small), bowl (large), hand mixer with dough hook (optional), baking sheet, parchment paper, pastry brush

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Nutrition per serving

Cal58
Fat3 g
Protein1 g
Carb6 g
  • Step 1/3

    Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F (155°C/310°F convection). Use your hands to pluck the marzipan into small pieces. Separate the egg and set the yolk aside in a small bowl. In a large mixing bowl add marzipan, egg white, flour, confectioners' sugar, ground almonds, amaretto, salt, and orange zest (if using) and knead with your hands or a hand mixer until a smooth dough forms. Roll out the dough into long logs and divide into walnut-sized equal pieces.
    • 10 g marzipan
    • egg
    • g flour
    • 4 g confectioner’s sugar
    • 5 g ground almonds
    • tbsp amaretto
    • tsp salt
    • tsp orange zest (optional)
    • oven
    • bowl (small)
    • bowl (large)
    • hand mixer with dough hook (optional)

    Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F (155°C/310°F convection). Use your hands to pluck the marzipan into small pieces. Separate the egg and set the yolk aside in a small bowl. In a large mixing bowl add marzipan, egg white, flour, confectioners' sugar, ground almonds, amaretto, salt, and orange zest (if using) and knead with your hands or a hand mixer until a smooth dough forms. Roll out the dough into long logs and divide into walnut-sized equal pieces.

  • Step 2/3

    With moistened hands, form small balls. Then place them a little apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Gently flatten each ball of dough with the back of a spoon or your thumb.
    • baking sheet
    • parchment paper

    With moistened hands, form small balls. Then place them a little apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Gently flatten each ball of dough with the back of a spoon or your thumb.

  • Step 3/3

    Whisk the egg yolk with water in the small bowl. Use a pastry brush to brush the cookies with the egg wash. Then, sprinkle the cookies with sliced almonds and transfer them to the preheated oven. Bake for approx. 12–15 min. Meanwhile, mix powdered sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Remove cookies from the oven and let cool. Once cool, dust with powdered sugar and cinnamon. Enjoy right away or store in a cookie box.
    • tbsp water
    • tbsp sliced almonds
    • tbsp ground cinnamon (for dusting)
    • tbsp confectioner’s sugar (for dusting)
    • pastry brush
    • bowl (small)

    Whisk the egg yolk with water in the small bowl. Use a pastry brush to brush the cookies with the egg wash. Then, sprinkle the cookies with sliced almonds and transfer them to the preheated oven. Bake for approx. 12–15 min. Meanwhile, mix powdered sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Remove cookies from the oven and let cool. Once cool, dust with powdered sugar and cinnamon. Enjoy right away or store in a cookie box.

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