Chocolate Marzipan Sugar Cookies

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins

These simple drop cookies are a fresh take on sugar cookies. Cocoa powder provides deep, rich flavours, while marzipan lends a deliciously chewy texture and subtle almond taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Line a baking sheet iwth parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, combine both sugars and marzipan. Process until they resemble a fine sand, about 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Add butter, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, salt and egg.
  3. Use an electric mixer to beat until smooth, scraping down the bowl, once during mixing, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add flour and cocoa powder and mix until incorporated, scraping down once during mixing, about 1 minute. The dough should be very stiff. Baking in batches, drop 1 tablespoons balls of dough on prepared 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 minutes.
  5. The cookies will be very soft. Let them cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. If desired, once cookies are cool, dust them with powdered sugar.
Most Helpful

yeah really yummy way to use of marzipan. You can even make it without a food processor - I just chopped the marzipan small added everything else cept flour & cocoa and got it all going with the whisk! Altho the mixture was REALLY stiff so I added 5-6 tbsp water to mine. I got about 20-30 medium biscuits out of half the dough and froze the other half, Maybe make half quantities unless you have many or very hungry mouths to feed!

Chef Plumsource June 06, 2009

Yummy! I was looking for a recipe to use up some marzipan I had in the pantry... and didn't want something with fruit. This was great. I totally agree with the other review ... when hot, they are like Molten Cake. I even made a few big ones - and served them with icecream. I will definitely use this again!!!

Hope Evarts May 18, 2009

So good! Very moist, almost like molten chocolate cake if you eat them right out of the oven!

nchynes January 18, 2009