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Marvelous Chocolate Marzipan Cookies

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Marvelous Chocolate Marzipan Cookies

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  • Makes: 100 servings
  • Yield: 100 cookies
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Chill 1 hr
  • Bake 8 mins per pan

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This recipe makes 100 of these beautiful chocolate cookies. Make them to give as gifts or to bring to a cookie exchange.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 8 - ounce can almond paste
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces and/or chopped white baking bar
  • 1 teaspoon shortening

Directions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Set the mixture aside.
  2. In a food processor bowl or blender container, process or blend nuts and 2 tablespoons sugar until nuts are finely ground. Add almond paste and process or blend until mixture forms a paste.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and the 2/3 cup sugar with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until fluffy. Add the nut paste and vanilla; beat well. Beat in egg whites until just mixed.
  4. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the electric mixer; stir in any remaining flour mixture with a wooden spoon. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
  5. Roll half of the dough between sheets or parchment paper or waxed paper to form a 12x10-inch rectangle.
  6. Cut dough into 2-inch squares; cut squares diagonally into triangles. (Or using a 1-1/2- to 2-inch cutter, cut into desired shapes.) Mark with the back of a fork. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  7. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for about 8 minutes or until edges are set. Cool the cookies on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer the cookies to wire racks and cool completely.
  8. In a small saucepan, heat and stir chocolate pieces and shortening over low heat until melted. (If you use both of the kinds of chocolate, melt them separately with 1 teaspoon shortening each.) Drizzle over cookies; let stand until set. Store in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts

(Marvelous Chocolate Marzipan Cookies)

Servings Per Recipe 100, carb. (g) 4, sodium (mg) 12, cal. (kcal) 36, chol. (mg) 2, Fat, total (g) 2

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