Chocolate Marzipan Sugar Cookies

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Chef mariajane

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.

Top Review by Chef Plumsource

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!

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.

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