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    German almond or pumpkin seed topped "coin" cookie

    yumme
    Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:51 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    This is THE most awesome treat ever. The base cookie is maybe a crust, or a shortbread; it stayed firm and not too crumbly, but definitely not soft. The top was a generous, thick layer of sliced almonds mixed with (honey?) and little bits of fruit. They called them almond coins. I studied these and tried to duplicate. The topping was very close (I used a mixture of honey and orange marmalade, boiled it, and stirred in a ton of sliced almonds) but my cookie crust bottom was too thin and soft. I can't find a similar cookie on the web; everything titled "coin" is just a cookie. Anyone know what this is? Thanks!
    pinky kookie
    Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:25 pm
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    This recipe sounds similar, just place a pumpkin seed on top instead of the almond half, if you want:

    ALMOND LEBKUCHEN COOKIES RECIPE -
    By Jennifer McGavin, About.com Guide -
    http://germanfood.about.com/od/baking/r/Lebkuchenrecipe.htm
    Honey, almonds and spices mark this Christmas season favorite. Home-baked cookies are still the best and can be kept at room temperature for several weeks in a closed cookie jar. In fact, they taste better than fresh.
    Prep Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes - Cook Time: 20 minutes - Total Time: 2 hours, 35 minutes - Makes 40 Lebkuchen.
    Ingredients:
    4 eggs
    1 cup sugar
    2 cup flour
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    14 oz almonds, ground - about 3 cups
    1/4 cup each candied citrus peel and orange peel, chopped fine
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp cloves
    1/4 tsp nutmeg
    1/4 tsp allspice
    1 egg yolk, for the glaze
    40 almonds, brown skin removed, for decoration
    Preparation:
    Beat the eggs and the sugar until foamy. Sift the flour with the baking powder, then add it to the egg/sugar mixture, together with the candied peel, almond meal, and spices. Mix until a stiff dough forms, then place it, wrapped, in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
    Heat the oven to 350° F. Roll out the dough about 1/2 inch thick on a floured cutting board and cut it into 2”x3” rectangles with a knife. Transfer to a cookie sheet. Mix the egg yolk with a little water and paint it onto the rectangles. Place an almond half on each cookie.
    Bake for 20 min. or until set and light brown. Cool on a cooling rack.

    This is other good recipe:

    ALMOND AMARETTO BARS RECIPE -
    http://homecooking.about.com/od/cookierecipes/r/blcookie47.htm
    By Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, About.com Guide
    yumme
    Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:19 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hi Pinkie Cookie, thank you for the almond lebkuchen recipe, but while it has some of the same ingredients, the treat I am looking for didn't have any almonds or fruit in the base. The base was very plain, and everything else was piled thickly on top.
    pinky kookie
    Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:11 pm
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    Hi yumme, U R welcome and thanks for your response. I appreciate it.

    Maybe you can create the recipe you want by making the shortbread base crust first, just like the Almond Amaretto Bars recipe I gave you above, by mixing 1 cup (2 sticks or 16 Tablespoons) ice cold butter, cut into cubes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup powdered confectioners' sugar, 2 cups all-purpose flour and 1 teaspoon almond extract (or adding 1/4 cup sliced almonds to ground with the crust if you like), and follow the directions:

    Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 9- x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick foil.
    Place butter, salt, powdered sugar and flour into a food processor. Pulse until a soft dough forms. Do not over-process.
    Press dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and reduce oven temperature to 325 F.

    Then, mix the almonds with the candied citic fruits and spices, just like in the recipe for Almond Lebkuchen cookies:

    14 oz almonds, ground - about 3 cups
    1/4 cup each candied citrus peel and orange peel, chopped fine
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp cloves
    1/4 tsp nutmeg
    1/4 tsp allspice
    you can add some honey mixed cooked with the fruits

    Pour evenly over the baked crust and place pumpkin seeds or half almonds on top and bake an additional 30 to 35 minutes, until filling is firm. Cool to room temperature. Lift cookie bars out on the foil and cut to desired size to serve.
    pinky kookie
    Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:42 am
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    Yumme,
    You can also ask about this specific German cookie recipe that you are looking for, in the German Forum:

    GERMAN AND BENELUX - (BELGIUM - THE NETHERLANDS - LUXEMBURG) COOKING -
    Hosted by Koechin (Chef) and Mia in Germany and Lalaloula
    http://www.food.com/bb/viewforum.zsp?f=21
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