Napoleon's Hat Cookies (Napoleonshatte)

Recipe by Deantini
READY IN: 53mins




  • Mix together flour and shifted icing sugar.
  • Cut the butter in small pices and cut it into the flour/sugar mix until the texture is coarse.
  • Add the egg yolk and water and quickly work the dough together.
  • Place the dough in the fridge for at least 30 minute.
  • Roll the marzipan into 40 small balls, set aside.
  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Roll out the cold dough on a workspace dusted with flour until the dough is very thin (0.1 inch). It should be as thin as possible without breaking.
  • Use a cup or round cookie cutter with 2 inch diameter and cut out 40 round cookies. Gather and roll out cookie dough repeatedly as you go along to use up all dough.
  • Place one marzipan roll in the middle of each round cookie.
  • Gather the round cookie dough with three fingers and press around the marzipan ball; the form of the cookie should now look like Napoleon's hat (3 flaps sticking out).
  • Place the 'hats' on baking sheets lined with parchment paper and bake for 8 min until sligtly golden.
  • Let cool.
  • Melt chocolate over a double boiler and dip the three flaps of the hat in the chocolate.
  • Cool and enjoy!