This morning I decide to make some Marzipan Cookies from my "Baking" book which had been on sale in Ikea. It doesn't sound like a very exciting book but there are so many tasty muffins, cookies and cupcakes in it, it's hard to read through it without wanting to make everything! Last week I had bought some "ready-rolled Marzipan", again just because it was on sale, even though I had nothing to use it for. When I saw this recipe I knew I had to make them, last week I made chocolate chip doughnuts from the same book and they were lovely. So I got all my ingredients out this morning and away I went!
Here are the cookies, pre-baking, looking quite dark because of the brown sugar in them. I was also supposed to grate chocolate over the marzipan [which I'm sure shouldn't have been as much as I used but I didn't measure it I just cut smaller circles out!] inside but as I had none I just put the marzipan in alone!! The end cookies are also supposed to have white chocolate drizzled over them but again, my cupboards were devoid of chocolate to I settled for cinnamon which actually worked really well!!
Just in case you fancy your hand at these yummy cookies I thought I would throw in the recipe for you!
150g brown sugar
100g grated chocolate
80g white cooking chocolate
Prep. time: about 45 minutes
930 kcal/3906 kj
P 15g, F 49g, C 108g
1. Preheat the oven to 190c/375f/gas mark 5. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. Cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in the egg and then mix in the flour.
3. On a floured surface, roll out the dough about 5mm thick. Cut out circles of approx. 8cm/3in. [I just used my hands to flatten it and a glass to cut circles and guessed the size!]
4. Place half of the dough circles on the baking tray; place a piece of marzipan on top of each and sprinkle with grated chocolate. Cover each with a second circle of dough.
5. Firmly press the edges of the filled cookies together and bake for about 10-12 minutes in the centre of the oven. Cool and garnish with melted white cooking chocolate. [Like I said, I just used a sprinkle of cinnamon here!]
Hope you all enjoy!