Almond Letter Biscuits

    50 minutes

    These are a great biscuit for the holidays or birthdays because you shape the dough into whatever letter you like. Personalised biscuits!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 250g butter, chilled
    • 1/3 cup ice water
    • 250g marzipan
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 cup white sugar
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1/3 cup white sugar for decoration

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Cut in chilled butter until the texture of the mix is mealy with pea sized lumps.
    2. Add ice water gradually while stirring with a wooden spoon until dough forms a ball. Cover your dough and chill for 1/2 hour.
    3. To make filling, in a small bowl mix together the marzipan and sugar. Add the egg and mix well.
    4. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C .
    5. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to 5mm thickness, making as square as possible. Cut the dough into strips 15cm long and 4cm wide. Using a pastry bag pipe almond filling down the center of the strip starting halfway down. Fold the top half of the strip down over the almond filling to match the bottom.
    6. Shape strips into desired letters, brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until golden brown - check after 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

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    This is a great recipe, I got a tip from a baker in my area, who refuses to give out thier recipe, to section the dough in balls and dip each ball lightly in a small bowl of water then pat it down, and definitely use lots of filling, Also I only baked about 12 minutes unitl edges turned golden. It did work and I didn't have to lightly flour or use a rolling pin, both of which I'm not fond of. Thanks for sharing this recipe,  -  20 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These were wonderful and super easy to make with a simple substitution! I did not make the dough for these, I used pre-made puff pastry sheets instead and everyone raved over them and have requested them often.  -  10 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Dutch Letter Cookies??? My husband request these as he spent time out in Pella, Iowa freqently before we were married and discovered them in the Jaarsma Bakery on the square. I, however, had never heard of them so I found this recipe. He LOVED this recipe and said it was almost identical to the cookies he found in Pella. I found them easy to make; however, the only suggestion I would make is to make sure the almond paste/sugar/egg mixture is mixed very well and all the lumps are gone. Otherwise, you have trouble piping the mixture out onto the dough - very annoying.  -  01 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)