Ingredients for the Mandorlini with Marzipan:


Makes about 25 servings:


  • 200g marzipan paste
  • 100g powdered sugar
  • 75g brown cane sugar
  • 150g peeled, ground almonds
  • 25g flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 30g amaretto
  • 75g almond flakes
  •  powedered sugar for decorating


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  1. Knead all the ingredients except for the almond flakes and the powdered sugar for decorating together. Form balls with the size of about a walnut and roll them in the almond flakes.
  2. Place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, and bake them in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 10 minutes. They should not get too dark.
  3. Then, let them cool off, and sprinkle them with powdered sugar.


Youtube links to Christmas music from the Chair of Music Education at the University of Augsburg:


Song 1: "Du, komm zu mir" (trad.)

Song 2: Giovanni Battista Martini (1706-1784): Lauda Jerusalem

Song 3: Ignaz Franz von Beecke (1733 – 1803): Schlusschor aus "Die Auferstehung Jesu" (Oratorium, 1794)

Song 4: G. Ph. Telemann (1681-1767), Quadro in G-Dur für Blockflöte, Oboe, Violine und B.c. TWV 43:G6