Almond Marzipan Cookie

Almond Marzipan Cookie

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"This is a delicious, traditional cookie that my grandmother made every Christmas. I have fond memories of my mother showing me how she made them, just like grandma."

Ingredients

9 h 20 m servings 148 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 148 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.7g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 47 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mash the butter into the flour in a mixing bowl with a pastry cutter or forks until it resembles small peas. Gradually add ice-cold water into the mixture, stirring lightly until the mixture is moist enough to form a ball. Place the pastry ball into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Mix almond paste, sugar, eggs, and almond extract in a separate bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Refrigerate both mixtures 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.
  3. Divide the pastry into 10 portions. Using a rolling pin, roll each portion into long strips measuring about 4x12 inches. Divide the almond paste mixture into 10 portions; use your hands to form each portion into a snake shape. Place each almond 'snake' into the center of each pastry strip. Fold the dough over and seal the seam, also closing the ends. A little water will help to hold the seal. Arrange the rolls seam side down onto the baking sheets. Cut slits into the rolls with scissors every 2 inches.
  4. Beat egg white and water together in a small bowl; brush over the pastry rolls to coat.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes. Set aside to cool completely before slicing.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • To make the dough, you can use a pastry blender, food processor, or the dough hook on your mixer. It is important to not handle the dough too much because it will cause the dough to become tough.
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ok, so i'm the first to make/ rate it! :) made them Monday for Christmas, next day there weren't any more left! although i'll admit that the first time i only made half of the recipe because i h...

Tasty, i had ready marzipan in freezer from 2 months ago, very easy to make this cookies, my family liked it a lot . Thanks for the recipe i didnt know what to do with my marzipan.

I made this recipe for a close German friend. She was very pleased and raved about the recipe stating that her mother used to make a similar recipe. It was very, very good.