Dessert V, Veggie Recipes

Vegan German Marzipan and Almond Cookies (Bettmännchen)

The recipe of these absolutely adorable little cookies originated in the German city of Frankfurt. They are a typical Christmas Day dessert with marzipan, rosewater and eggs.  Let’s add our own personal touch to tradition, shall we?

Ingredients (15-20 cookies)

250gr Vegan Marzipan

80-90gr Almonds

½ tablespoon Maple Syrup


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Cut the marzipan into equal parts (approximately 15-20 cookies, depending on the size you prefer).
  3. Get your hands wet with some warm water and roll each part of marzipan into equal balls.
  4. If the almonds have skin, boil them for a minute and wash them off under cold water. This will soften the skin and allow you to remove it easily.
  5. Add 3 almonds to each ball and place them on an oven tray lined with parchment paper.
  6. In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup with a little bit of water and spread it over the cookies.
  7. Put in the oven for approximately 15/20 minutes.
  8. Remove and let cool.
  9. Enjoy!

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