My Almond Bar recipe, aka Mandelkekse, is a great way to make lots of almond cookies easily. They look absolutely scrumptious and taste divine! Even though these are called "bar" cookies, they are made on a cookie sheet. The dough is formed into rolls that are flattened and then baked. The almond bars are then cut into cookies and iced.
One of the reasons I think I'm so in love with this recipe is almonds. There's almond flavoring in the icing. There're almonds on top. It's almost like a "marzipan high" for me! So German! So wunderbar!
Just be sure to cut them into cookies while the baked dough bars are still warm.
If you wait too long, it will crumble when you cut them.
This recipe for almond cookies has been a part of our German Christmas cookies recipes collection for over 30 years. Even though they would be a treat on other special occasions as well, I like saving them, just for Christmas.
The origins for this cookie seems to be Scandinavia ... perhaps imported to Germany at some point? To me, that doesn't matter. It tastes so 'marzipan-y' to me ... WUNDERBAR!
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