Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Marzipan cookies recipe


This marzipan cookies recipe is perfect for any marzipan lovers.

These delightful cookies that are dusted with powdered sugar are really festive to bring out on a plate over Christmas.

Chef rolls the marzipan mixture into balls and then tops the marzipan ball with a cookie mixture, the cookie mixture wraps itself around half of the marzipan ball like a tasty blanket.

These cookies look amazing but are really simple to bake.





Ingredients for marzipan cookies


For the marzipan balls


2 Cups / 200g Ground almonds
1/2 Cup Powdered sugar
1/4 Cup Powdered sugar
Pinch salt
1/2 tsp Almond essence
2 Tbsp Water
2 Tbsp Milk
2 Egg yolks (medium)

For the cookie


1/2 Cup / 100g Margarine
1/2 Cup / 100g Caster sugar
2 Tbsp Milk
1 Cup / 160g Plain flour
1/2 Cup / 80g Plain flour
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
Pinch salt
1 tsp Sweet mixed spice
2 Egg whites (medium)
1 Egg (medium)
1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
Candied peel (optional)


Picture of the marzipan cookie before going into the oven.



Take a bite into one of these delicious marzipan treats.



Picture of marzipan cookie cooling.





How to make marzipan cookies




Mix the dry marzipan ingredients together.

Make a well in the centre of the almonds.

Add the milk, water, almond essence and egg yolks mix well.



Grease and flour a baking tray. Roll the marzipan into small balls and place on the oven tray with lots of space between each marzipan ball.



Optionally on some marzipan balls you can place a few small pieces of candied peel around the marzipan.



For the cookie topping place the margarine and sugar into a mixing bowl and cream together.



In a small bowl whisk the egg.


Add the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, egg whites, mixed spice and milk mix well.

Add the vanilla and whole whisked egg mix again.



Take a spoonful of the cookie batter and gently place on top of each marzipan ball.

Try the balance the cookie mixture so it will spread more over one side of the cookie.


The whole marzipan ball should not be covered, there should be part of the marzipan visible after cooking.


Remember when the cookies batter cooks it will spread and mould onto the marzipan ball.


It may be easier to add a small spoon of the cookie batter at a time.



Bake in a hot oven at gas mark 6 / 200C for 15 minutes.



Use a spatula to remove the marzipan cookies from the tray and leave to cool on a wire rack.

Do not eat the marzipan cookies until the cookies have cooled down completely.



Dust with powdered sugar. Enjoy Chefs marzipan cookies recipe.



Even drizzle some with a light icing if desired.





9 comments:

Maria said...

My mouth is watering. I love marzipan!

Dawn said...

Jeena you know I've been meaning to make some almond joy type cookies using a marzipan base. these look so good.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Marzipan is so delicious! Wonderful cookies!

Cheers,

Rosa

Superchef said...

mmm...looks soo delicious!!

Pavithra said...

I love marzipan.. looks so so so delicious.

Divya Vikram said...

Perfect! Right in time for xmas!

Maureen said...

Which amount is for the sugar? I think it is a typo as you have two lots of flour listed and no sugar in the cookie recipe :).

Thanks

Gita said...

The cookies do look festive...I would love to have one of them right now :)

Yum Yucky said...

Never ever has a Marzipan. But the ingredients and pics make me wish for it.