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Cookie Recipe Bethmännchen Cookie

Traditional Frankfurts Bethmännchen Recipe - German Christmas Recipes (May 2019).


Our delicious baking recipe for Bethmännchen with a lot of marzipan is a treat for gourmets. These cookies are not only well received as Christmas cookies.

For about 80 pieces


500 g of soft marzipan raw material
50 g forest honey
30 g sieved wheat flour
10 ml of rose water
70 g peeled almonds, finely ground

For the decor:

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3 minced almond halves for each Bethmännchen
20 g of gum arabic powder (from the pharmacy)
20 ml of water


1 Preheat the oven to 200 degrees (top and bottom heat) and place baking trays in baking paper.

2 Knead the marzipan paste with the other ingredients. Make 5 equal, 1 cm thick strands, then cut into 2 cm pieces.

3 Form each piece into a ball, place the 3 almond halves on top and place on the prepared sheets.

4 Bake the Bethmännchen in the oven on a medium rack for approx. 10 minutes. At the end of the baking process they should be golden.

Mix the gum arabic and water and bring to a boil. Then the Bethmännchen immediately shine with it, let it cool down.

Tip: Use marzipan with almonds from the Mediterranean, so you have a higher bitter almond content and thus a stronger flavor.

Variants: Why not try dried fruits, such as apricots or prunes, that you chop before processing? My favorite variety is the dried figs, laurel and cinnamon.

Baking time per plate: approx. 10 minutes

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