When I was growing up, my mom baked lots of different Christmas cookies, usually 10-16 different kinds. I try to bake some different cookies in December, but I usually don’t end up with that many.
This cookie is very tasty due to the marzipan and the use of dark brown sugar. The recipe was from the weekly advertisement from a Danish supermarket where I clipped it years ago. It is not meant to be a Christmas cookie, but I think it has a very Christmassy feel to it.
The portion is not that big (34-40 cookies or so), feel free to double it.
Ingredients: (original recipe clipped from Super Brugsen advertisement)
- 250 g butter, softened
- 100 g dark brown sugar
- 300 g all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla sugar or vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 100 g marzipan/almond paste
- 100 g dark chocolate chips
1. Cut the marzipan into small pieces (1 cm / 1/3 inch)
2. Mix butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer.
3. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and vanilla sugar or extract.
4. Mix in the egg to a dough forms.
5. Use your hands to mix in the chocolate and marzipan pieces.
6. Roll out the dough to 2 rolls, each about 20 cm / 8 inches long.
7. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour.
8. Prepare 2-3 cookie sheets with parchment paper (or you can switch after each bake). Preheat oven to 200 C/ 392 F
9. Cut each roll into cookies, about 1 cm / 1/3 inch thick and place on the sheets.
10. Bake for about 15 min, until golden brown at the edges. The marzipan will brown too.
11. Let the cakes cool on a wire rack.
As the title says, these are supposed to be crisp, not chewy at all. I think they are really tasty, and they get eaten really fast in our house.