Recipe by Keolani
From the local paper. Posted for safe keeping.
Top Review by Jenna S.
These cookies were absolutely delicious! Admittedly, I am partial to marzipan, but these were seriously awesome. My tube of marzipan was 8 ounces, so I used a little more than the recipe called for, but they turned out perfectly. I made an almond butter cream frosting, but honestly the cookies were better all on their own, they have such a delicate almond flavor, and mixed with the chocolate, oh my gosh...I think these were the best cookies I've ever made!
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1 (7 ounce) package marzipan, cut into chunks
- 3⁄4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- powdered sugar, for dusting
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a food processor, combine both sugars and the marzipan. Process until they resemble a fine sand, about 1 minute
- Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Add the butter, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, salt and egg.
- Use an electric mixter to beat until smooth, scraping down the bowl once during mixing, about 2 minute.
- Add flour and cocoa powder and mix until incorporated, scraping down the bowl once dufing mixing, about 1 minute The dough should be very stiff.
- Baking in batches, drop 1 T. balls of dough on the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches around all sides. Bake on the oven's lower rack until cookies are flat and have a crackled surface, about 10 minute.
- The cookies will be very soft. Let them cool for 5 minute on the baking sheet, then transfer to a rack to cook completely. If desired, once the cookies are cool, dust them with powdered sugar.