How to make it

  • 1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Set the mixture aside.
  • 2. In a food processor bowl or blender container, process or blend nuts and 2 tablespoons sugar until nuts are finely ground. Add almond paste and process or blend until mixture forms a paste.
  • 3. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and the 2/3 cup sugar with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until fluffy. Add the nut paste and vanilla; beat well. Beat in egg whites until just mixed.
  • 4. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the electric mixer; stir in any remaining flour mixture with a wooden spoon. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
  • 5. Roll half of the dough between sheets or parchment paper or waxed paper to form a 12x10-inch rectangle.
  • 6. Cut dough into 2-inch squares; cut squares diagonally into triangles. (Or using a 1-1/2- to 2-inch cutter, cut into desired shapes.) Mark with the back of a fork. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • 7. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for about 8 minutes or until edges are set. Cool the cookies on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer the cookies to wire racks and cool completely.
  • 8. In a small saucepan, heat and stir chocolate pieces and shortening over low heat until melted. (If you use both of the kinds of chocolate, melt them separately with 1 teaspoon shortening each.) Drizzle over cookies; let stand until set. Store in airtight containers. Makes 100 cookies.

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  • clandestine 9 years ago
    marzipan good, chocolate good, recipe good.
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    " It was excellent "
    mrsc543 ate it and said...
    I just added these to my holiday list, too! They are almost too beautiful to eat! Thanks and five forks from me.
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    " It was excellent "
    m2googee ate it and said...
    Those are gorgeous! We love marzipan at our house. Great post.
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    oh wow very beautiful !!!!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    cuzpat ate it and said...
    Indeed very pretty!! and good tasting sounding. high 5
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