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Marzipan Shortbread

Marzipan Shortbread

Okay, it’s the holiday season and I thought I would try something new. I’ve never baked in my entire life and I must admit, I was scared out of my mind. I promised to bring Marzipan Shortbread to my office cookie exchange and I didn’t know how to make it. So I googled up the recipe and here it is. I’ve also added decadent chocolate sprinkled in crushed candy canes for a festive look. Hope you like it.


  • 200g Marzipan or almond paste
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 bars of melted chocolate (you can choose mint, almond, white, or dark)
  • 3 eggs
  • crushed candy canes
  • 2 cups unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch


  • Combine Marzipan, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, eggs, unsalted butter and cornstarch in mixing bowl. Blend with hand mixer. Slowly pour in the flour and mix until it becomes a huge ball of dough.
  • Put in fridge for 30 minutes or more
  • Take out the dough and roll out with flour on your rolling pin and board
  • Cut out cookies with cookie cutters and place the cookies in a cookie tray lined with parchment paper
  • Brush cookies with egg white for a golden finish
  • Bake for 12 minutes and wait until the cookies are cooled
  • Melt chocolate in microwave for 1 minute in a large bowl. Take chocolate out and stir it until it becomes creamy. Microwave again for 20 seconds.
  • Dip the cookies in the chocolate and set aside. Sprinkle crushed candy cane on top while chocolate is still hot. Candy cane should stick to the cookie.
  • Serve or take it to work the next day

These cookies are delicious. It’s light and buttery thanks to the cornstarch. I love the combination of the sweetness of the marzipan and the richness of the chocolate. This will be a big hit at any party.