Sunday, December 13

Happy 3rd Advent!

These are traditional German treats called 'Bethmaennchen'. Here's the recipe:

you will need

50 gr powdered sugar
1 tblsp. corn starch
400 gr. block of raw marzipan (chopped into pieces)
1 organic egg (size medium)
whole almonds
1 egg yolk mixed with 2 tblsp. cold water

this is what you do

put the sugar, starch, marzipan and egg into a bowl and knead until smooth. With cool hands quickly roll into about 40 balls and place on a baking sheet. The dough is quite sticky, so you really need to work quickly! Stick on the almonds (three each) and let them dry overnight.
Preheat oven to 150°C.
Lightly brush the 'Bethmaennchen' with the eggyolk mixture and bake for approx. 15 minutes until lightly browned. Remove and cool on a rack.
And yeah, I know it's tempting--but don't eat them straight from the oven, because you'll get a tummy ache. You have been warned :)


  1. Hi Duni
    Happy 3e advent :-)
    Your cookies looking very delicious
    I wish I could eat all cookies
    I eat always to much sweets :(
    But I can have it ..... LOL
    Have a wonderful evening !!!
    Its here now 0grC brrrrrrrr....
    tomorrow maybe snow
    Maybe I can make a snowdoll
    Sorry I have a crazy mood...hehe

    Hugs to Sammy
    King Kareltje =^.^=
    hugs from me :-)

    ( I hope all is well with you ..)

  2. These cookies look simple and yummy. I've been looking for a good almond cookie recipe.

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  3. Happy 3rd Advent! Those cookies look yummy and I can see why the warning is necessary!

  4. hello Duni
    I was at the church last weekend and you are right about the 3rd advent- rejoice! Your cookies are great! xoxo

  5. hey nice recipe!!!...
    how r u ??
    i haven't blogged for soooo long was busy with my new baby girl:)

  6. That looks delicious! The almonds are a nice touch! Now I'm getting hungry.....

  7. I hate being tempted my bite size morsels like these. Shame on you my friend! lol I'm sure they are as good as they look. Thanks!

    Friends 4 Life!

  8. I love these, haven't had them in years. I think I'll make some. thanks.


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