How many times have you wished you could get the recipe after eating something delicious at a restaurant? Milwaukee's newspaper has a great feature called "You Asked For It" which today resulted in me getting a recipe for my favorite marzipan cookies from Field to Fork in Sheboygan!
I was so anxious to try the recipe that I picked up almond paste and sliced almonds on my way home from work. The cookies turned out to be just as good as I remembered, in fact so good that after sampling a couple I put the remainder in the freezer to avoid temptation.
I followed the recipe exactly and just have a couple notes. I ended up using only 2 oz (about 3/4 cup) of sliced almonds and I found that the cookies were too doughy baked for 12 minutes and ended up baking mine for 15 minutes.
If you've never purchased almond paste before, look for it in the baking aisle, likely near canned pie filling. Also, be sure to buy almond paste and not almond cake & pastry filling nor marzipan almond candy dough.
You will likely experience sticker shock when you see the price of almond paste and then you'll probably second guess whether or not this recipe is worth it after you realize you need two containers of almond paste, pushing the cost over $10, but I promise this recipe is worth it!
I've made marzipan cookies once before and while I really liked that recipe, Field to Fork's recipe is my new favorite. They're simple to make, delicious and they're a cute little cookie :)