Marzipan filled Shortbread Cookies (Gevulde Koeken)

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9Ingredients
50Calories
55Minutes

Shortbread cookies are delicious treats that are perfect for parties. This recipe for Marzipan filled Shortbread Cookies is rich, hearty, and decadent. It takes 55 minutes to prepare these tasty treats that you can bring to any special event or celebration. The best part, is that each one of the mouthwatering morsels only has 50 calories per serving. You might want to double the recipe because we guarantee your family will love these cookies.

Ingredients

  • 125 grams almonds (skinless)
  • 125 grams sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 200 grams softened butter
  • 300 grams flour
  • 150 grams sugar
  • lemon (Grated zest of a)
  • 1 egg
  • 20 almonds (skinless, chopped)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. To make the marzipan, in a blender, mix almonds, sugar and egg to get a smooth paste.
  3. With an electric mixer, beat butter, flour, sugar, and lemon zest until smooth.
  4. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to 5mm thick.
  5. With a cookie cutter cut out 10 circles with 8 cm in diameter.
  6. Place a large marzipan mound in the center of 8 circles, then top with the remaining 8 circles.
  7. Seal the edges well.
  8. Whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon water and brush the cookies.
  9. Sprinkle it with chopped almonds and bake on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for about 25 minutes until golden brown.
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NutritionView more

50Calories
Sodium1%DV15mg
Fat4%DV2.5g
Protein2%DV<1g
Carbs2%DV6g
Fiber0%DV0g

PER SERVING *

Calories50Calories from Fat25
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat2.5g4%
Saturated Fat1g5%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol10mg3%
Sodium15mg1%
Potassium20mg1%
Protein<1g2%
Calories from Fat25
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate6g2%
Dietary Fiber0g0%
Sugars3g6%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

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Jen G. 9 Jul 2015
When I make these I tend to roll the dough slightly thicker just so the cookies don't crack open during baking and dry out the marzipan middle. They are great served with cocoa.