Bethmaennchen (German Marzipan Christmas Cookies)
Bethmännchen are a marzipan specialty from Frankfurt, Germany. It translates to "little praying men". They can easily be made at home, It's important to only use very neatly halved almonds for good-looking Bethmännchen.
- Serves: 40 persons
- 14ounces marzipan
- 60almonds Nuts, almonds
- 1large egg white
Step 1Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2Knead marzipan well and divide into about forty 1 1/2-inch cubes of equal size. Roll each cube into a ball and shape into a round cylinder with a point.
Step 3Push 3 halved almonds into each marzipan cylinder so the pointy sides of the almonds are facing the top.
Step 4Beat egg white lightly in a cup and brush each cookie with egg white. Set onto the prepared baking sheet.
Step 5Bake in the preheated until the tops of the almonds are lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Store in airtight containers.