1/13/2012

Almond thins

I had some marzipan left over from Christmas so decided to make some of these biscuits. They're fairly easy to make, have few ingredients and are delicious [but not healthy!]. The recipe is one I've used many times, and was in a free booklet that came with a Prima magazine, I think.

The recipe makes about 10 biscuits.

250g butter
100g marzipan
100g demerara sugar + little extra for sprinkling on top
250g plain flour

Preheat oven 180C/350F/gas4
Grease a baking sheet.

In a bowl, cream the butter using a mixer with a doughhook [I have a hand mixer which came with dough hooks, so I use this]. Mix in the marzipan and gradually add the sugar and flour, kneading the mixture well.

Make the dough into a roll and put in the fridge for 2-3 hours. Then roll the dough out till it's about 15mm thick, then cut it into strips 15mm x 6 cm and put these back into the fridge for 30 mins.

Put the biscuits onto your baking sheet. Makes grooves in each one using a fork, and sprinkle with demerara sugar. Bake for 25 -30 mins.



4 comments:

Jean said...

I never thought of creaming butter and sugar with a dough hook. I have one of those hand mixers so I'll give it a try.

These look delicious.

At Anna's kitchen table said...

Snowy I'm going to make some of these! I have some leftover marzipan too!

snowy said...

I hope you emjoy them Anna.

Suelle said...

I've got a few recipes for marzipan cookies which need piping, which I find fiddly, so it's nice to see a dough which can be rolled out.