Friday, February 13, 2015

Königsberger Marzipan German Cookies for Valentine's Day

These German cookies are usually made around Christmas time but I think they are perfect for Valentine's Day as well. I love a flexible cookie!

In German the name of this traditional cookie is Königsberger Marzipan. Although the cookies themselves contain no marzipan they are made mostly from blanched almond flour and powdered sugar, two major ingredients used when making marzipan.  

I used strips of candied Angelica and halved candied cherries to garnish the cookies. Candied Angelica is made from stalks of the Angelica plant. Angelica can be very difficult to find in run of the mill grocery stores. You may be able to find it in a gourmet or food specialty store. I bought mine online. As a substitute, you can use spearmint leaves or any green colored candies.

This cookie recipe is also gluten free and contains no butter. There are very few ingredients and the dough comes together quickly. The downside is the times it takes to chill the dough.
This recipe contains a raw egg white so if you are squeamish about consuming raw eggs, perhaps this recipe is not for you. 

For all you peeps out there who celebrate Valentine's Day, I wish you all a lovely one this weekend. For all of you annoyed by this holiday, save this recipe for Christmas.
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  1. These look adorably delicious, and would cheer up anyone's Valentines Day. Thanks for sharing...

  2. These are so pretty, and look delectable! They would be a big hit in my house!


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