Marzipan cookies


A really simple recipe (to prepare it you just need a bowl, your hands and the baking tray) for some soft biscuits with a delicate flavor and unique texture. The amaretto liqueur reinforces the taste of almonds, but is not strictly necessary. The dough keeps well its form while baking.

Marzipan cookies
Preparation time
Cooking time


For 2 Dozen(s)


  • 160 g all-purpose flour
  • 50 g potato starch
  • 150 g marzipan
  • 80 g soft butter
  • 60 g brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp amaretto liqueur (I used Disaronno) (optional)
  • some shelled almonds for decoration (optional)

Marzipan cookies Directions

  1. Put all the ingredients (except shelled almonds) in a bowl.

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  2. Knead briefly all ingredients by hand until you get a smooth and homogeneous dough.

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  3. Take small pieces of the dough, form small balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

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  4. Press down slightly with the bottom of a cup (or by hand), insert an almond in the center and carve the edge of the dough with a fork.

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  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 190° C for 14 - 16 minutes. Once removed from the oven let it cool completely before serving.

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Tuesday, 06 December 2016
I'm not a "baker" but this recipe grabbed my attention. They were easy to prepare and modi...
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