Christmas Beetles

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I call it Beetles, because for me they look like this. The recipe is from my dear aunty and she is amazing in baking. Thanks a lot!
They stay soft because of the marzipan (almond paste). Delicious!

5 from 1 vote
Christmas beetles
Gericht: Biscuits and Cookies
  • 100 g almond paste (marzipan)
  • 300 g butter softened
  • 120 g icing sugar
  • 15 g vanilla sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 egg white
  • 320 g flour
The finish
  • apricot jam, nougat or nutella to fill
  • melted chocolate to dip
  1. Grate marzipan and whisk with butter.

  2. Add icing sugar, vanilla sugar, salt and egg white (liquid) and mix. Last add flour and mix.

  3. Fill in a piping bag with a star nozzle. Pipe beetles on a backing tray (with backing paper). Let to cool it for some minutes before baking.

  4. Bake in preheated oven at 180° C for 10 minutes.

  5. Order the biscuits (2) by size, put jam in between. (Or nougat, or nutella)

  6. Dip one end “the head” in melted chocolate. Now it looks like a beetle 🙂

Enjoy baking!
Maggi & Family

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