December 16, 2012

50.1/52 Schoko-Marzipan-Makronen / Chocolate-Marzipan-Macaroons

Are you like me when it comes to Christmas cookie baking?
I always want to bake my 'classic' cookies, those that everyone loves and that I bake every year.
But then I come across so many new recipes that look so good so that I need to try some of them as well, and decide if they could become one of those 'classics'.

So this is the one of the cookie recipes that I tried for the first time this year.

And the ingredients are a little harder to translate than usually.
For my German speaking readers I put the German words in parentheses because they just make a bit more sense...
To all my English speaking readers: I am sorry if something doesn't make sense. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Schoko-Marzipan-Makronen / Chocolate-Marzipan-Macaroons
Adapted from Für Sie 23/2012

6 egg whites
200 g (1 cup) sugar
200 g (7 oz) marzipan paste (Marzipanrohmasse)
50 g (1.8 oz) chocolate shavings (Vollmilch-Raspelschokolade)
250 g (2 1/2 cups) ground almonds
70 g (1/2 cup + 1 teaspoon) flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened
pinch of salt
35-40 edible paper wafer discs (Back-Oblaten)
100 g (3.5 oz) white coating chocolate (weisse Kouvertüre)
  • Combine egg whites and sugar in a cooking pan. Grate marzipan into the egg-sugar mix. Heat on low heat, stirring constantly until marzipan is melted. Let cool a bit. Add chocolate shavings.
  • Combine almonds, flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Add marzipan-mix and stir to combine.
  • Using two teaspoon, put small heaps of 'dough' on each paper wafer. Bake in prehated oven at 160°C (320°F) on second lowest rack for 12-14 minutes. Let cool.
  • Melt white coating chocolate. Transfer to a freezer bag, cut off very small tip and decorate as you wish. Let dry.

My modifications:

The taste:
Very good and very moist. But they're not on top of the list for next year. Let's call it an 'infrequent-classic' (can be made again but not every year).

Which cookies did you make for the first time this year?

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