Chocolate Marzipan Sugar Cookies

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photo by Lori Mama photo by Lori Mama
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Ready In:
3 dozen




  • 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.

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  1. I made these by processing the sugars and the marzipan, then processing the dry ingredients in. (I used White Wings gluten free SR flour with the same amount of baking powder and baking soda). 250 g butter, egg and vanilla processed at the last to a lovely soft dough. This then became a one dish wonder and gluten free :) Placed on the cookie tray in 1" balls and flattened with a fork. Tapped the tray once cooked for 10 minutes then finished off for a further 5 minutes. Made these lovely large crunchy cookies and have definitely put this is the cookery book for regular baking.
  2. 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. Followed the recipe exactly and they were very good, but not quite enough oomph to give them 5 stars. I think I would try without the cocoa to make them a little more Scandinavian-y.
  4. I just finished making these and they turned out fantastic! Chewy and delicious. The marzipan flavour is there but subtle. Very good and highly recommended!
  5. just finished making these, they turned out perfect. not too sweet and the almond flavour isn't strong. my package of marzipan was just under 6 ounces and it worked with no problems.<br/><br/>will make again


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