Mandelhörnchen (Almond-Marzipan cookies)

My family and I just love these cookies. If there are no complications (such as a broken decorating pipe or the cookies sticking to the wax paper), they are actually pretty simple and fast done. This is another recipe from my friend Thomas. I am not aware that he cooks much, but my family and I are very grateful for the tiramisu and these cookies. These are now definitely favorites for us :) 


  • 200g (7oz) marzipan
  • 100mg (6.5 tablespoons) sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 50mg (3.3 tablespoons) flour
  • 50mg almond shavings
  • 100g chocolate for glazing (dark or semi-sweet)


Preheat oven to 380 degree Fahrenheit.
  1. Break the marzipan in little pieces into a tall thin bowl. Add the sugar. Mix everything with an electrical mixer (using the whisks and not the dough hooks as they would not work).
  2. Add the egg whites and continue mixing. Bit by bit, add the flour and keep mixing. The dough should not be too liquid. 
  3. Use a decorating pipe (or use a ziploc bag and cut one corner of) to squeeze little cookies in a half circular shape (see picture) onto the baking pan. The recipe suggests to use baking paper, but I have had bad experience with that. I only grease the baking pan and that seems to work fine. Add the almond shavings on top of the cookies.
  4. Bake them for about 10 min, but keep an eye on them. They only need to dry and they also darken a little bit more after you take them out. 
  5. Remove them from the baking pan. Melt the chocolate, either in the microwave or in a warm water bath. Therefore you can just heat up a pot with water, take it from the oven and put the chocolate cup in there and let it melt. Make sure that the water is not boiling, it only needs to be warm, and make sure that no water gets into the chocolate. Dip each end of the cookie into the chocolate and set aside on a plate to cool down.

Almond and Marzipan - The stars of this cookie

Cookie Dough

Ready to bake

Out of the oven

Chocolate Glazing

Let the chocolate dry

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