Marzipan Hazelnut Bites

marzipan hazelnut bites

I wouldn’t call these cookies, because they are soft and delicate. Maybe cake bites is more appropriate? They could also be called marzipan pillows because the marzipan flavour really shines here. The melt-in-your-mouth texture contrasts with the whole hazelnuts. If you don’t like such a strong contrast, feel free to chop the hazelnuts. By the way, storing the Marzipan Hazelnut Bites in an airtight container makes them even softer, which is not necessarily a bad thing.


Marzipan Hazelnut Bites

80 g (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) refined coconut oil, softened
65 g ( 5 tablespoons) raw sugar
75 g (2.6 oz) marzipan, chopped finely
120ml (1/2 cup) soy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
180 g all-purpose flour (1 1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch salt
100 g (3.5 oz) hazelnuts, whole or chopped

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). With a hand-held mixer, cream together oil and sugar. Add marzipan and soymilk and repeat. Add remaining ingredients and beat into a stiff dough. Fold in nuts and roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Bake for 10 minutes, let cool for five minutes and transfer to a cookie rack to cool completely.


22 thoughts on “Marzipan Hazelnut Bites

  1. gestern zum ersten Mal ausprobiert – die Cookies gelingen hervorragend.
    Sie total leicht und luftig und das alles ganz ohne Ei!

  2. These were delicious! Subtle, yet addictive flavors. I used macadamias as I had no hazelnuts. And my daughter wanted chocolate, so I let her mix chocolate pieces into the last 4-5 cookies. They were amazing too!

  3. Marizpan always screams “holidays and celebrations!” to me, so these sound like the perfect thing for Christmas cookie plates. Definitely a recipe to hang on to… :)

  4. So glad you’re finally getting enough sleep to be able to bake such delicious looking scookies. I love having the excuse of a chilly afternoon to crank up the oven and use it for warmth and a delicious-smelling apartment!

  5. I love marzipan, I really must try it in cookies.
    I’m one of those people who needs 8 hours of sleep otherwise I turn into a crankypants. 4 hours of sleep is tough, but at least the older she gets the longer she’ll sleep (from what i hear), so it can only get better :)

    1. I need to learn how to express myself better. She sleeps for 4 hours, gets fed and sleeps for another four hours. Which is pretty cool.

  6. I love cookies!!! These look really good.
    I also wanted to let you know that I have nominated you with the Liebster Blog Award that you can pick up on my blog. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful baked goodies, I’m always impressed.

  7. mmm, I like cakey cookies too :-)
    And when my daughter was a baby, she slept all night, but never during the day. The only way I could get her to sleep was by going for a walk with her and she could sleep on my belly. So, now I remember her babytime as I was always walking.

  8. Als häätest du es gewusst. Ich hab eine Packung Marzipan in der Küche liegen, die ich zu Cookies verarbeiten wollte! Juhuuu, danke fürs Rezept!

  9. Cookies look amazing and your daughter seems to be an easy baby for sure! Enjoy these 3h/4h of sleep, some moms don’t get it that soon :) In my case, I’m just trying to sleep as much as I can until baby boy is born.

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