Chestnut-marzipan biscuits

March  7, 2013
2 Ratings
  • Makes 25-35 biscuits
Author Notes

I love Chesnut biscuits but I decided to add marzipan paste to them because I love almonds —MarieGlobetrotter

What You'll Need
  • 230g cooked chestnuts
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp tablespoons marzipan paste
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg yolk
  1. Using an electric mixer, grind the chestnuts.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, grinder chestnuts, sugars, spices and salt, then gradually add diced butter and marzipan paste to obtain a smooth dough. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30min-1hr in the fridge, until firm.
  3. Preheat oven on 300-325F
  4. Roll out the dough (1cm thick). Cut out round cookies with a cookie cutter. Arrange on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Whisk the egg yolk with 1 tbsp of water and coat the cookies with egg yolk. Sprinkle with a little bit of sugar
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes. The middle should still be soft when you take them out of the oven.

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  • MarieGlobetrotter
  • marika

4 Reviews

marika November 10, 2017
When do you add chestnuts? Is it possible to use 230g of chestnut flour?
MarieGlobetrotter November 11, 2017
Oopps, sorry about that. Add it to the dry ingredients, please. I’m not sure about using chestnut flour since the chestnuts have different texture
marika November 11, 2017
Thank you — I have boiled chestnuts. Are they okay? Or should I get roasted ones?
MarieGlobetrotter November 11, 2017
Should be fine...but roasted chestnuts are drier and have more nutty flavour