Saffron Marzipan Cookies | © 2014 | | © 2014 |

These little cookies look simple, but are bursting with flavours and a hint of saffron gives the cookies a gorgeous gold colour and amazing aroma. You can also roll the dough between two sheets of parchment paper and cut out the cookies with your favourite cookie cutters.

  • 100 g Marzipan, chopped
  • 250 g Refined spelt flour
  • 50 g Powdered sugar
  • 15 g Vanilla sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 0,2 g Saffron powder
  • 120 g Cold butter, diced
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 150 g Dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Almonds, chopped
  1. Roughly chop the marzipan. Dice the cold butter. Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the middle and add in powdered sugar, vanilla sugar, salt, saffron powder, chopped marzipan, diced butter and egg whites.
  2. Mix everything together until you have a smooth dough. Wrap in a plastic film and chill for an hour. Line two baking trays with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  3. Divide the dough into two portions. On a lightly floured work surface, shape each portion of dough into a 3-cm thick roll and cut it into 1-cm pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and place them on the prepared baking trays. Lightly flatten the balls and bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Remove and cool briefly before transferring them onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. In a bowl set over simmering water, stir chopped chocolate until the chocolate is almost melted, remove from bowl from heat and continue to stir until the chocolate is completely melted. Let cool to the room temperature.
  5. Dip the cookies into the melted chocolate and place them on parchment paper. Sprinkle immediately with chopped almonds. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


mui mui 1/1/15 08:41

Hi Angie,
Happy New Year to you!
I love the almond scent from Marzipan. I bet these cookies are bursting with flavours and they look so tempting!

ann low 1/1/15 08:55

Angie, 新年快乐!All the best in 2015!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 1/1/15 10:45

Very original and tempting.

Best wishes for 2015!



Alicia Foodycat 1/1/15 10:48

These look and sound just wonderful!

Unknown 1/1/15 11:25

HAPPY NEW YEAR ANGIE!!!! Wishing you a beautiful year ahead.
I love marzipan, and I need to try these asap. Just pinned.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 1/1/15 12:33

These sound amazing. To my knowledge, I don't think I've ever tasted saffron in a cookie. They must taste divine. Happy New Year Angie.

Debra Eliotseats 1/1/15 16:32

I have always wanted to play with marzipan. Posting this for next Christmas. Love the color the saffron gives these little gems.

Joanne 1/1/15 16:39

You had me at marzipan. It's my favorite! Love these cookies.

What's Baking?? 1/1/15 16:58

Looks so yummy.. Happy new year Angie

Gloria Baker 1/1/15 22:20

Happy New year Angie!!
These look delicious Angie!

Cheri Savory Spoon 1/1/15 23:19

Hi Angie, perfect cookies to start the New Year off with, wishing you the best!

Unknown 2/1/15 00:12

Hello dear Angie,

Happy new year to you and your family! Wishing you the best year ever! I love your blog and your recipes, thank you for your friendship!



Abbe@This is How I Cook 2/1/15 00:19

I've never seen marzipan cookies like this. The saffron is an added benefit! Happy New Year, Angie.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 2/1/15 00:43

Chocolate and nuts - two of my favorites :) I would have never though to add saffron to a cookie but they sound absolutely delicious such a cute shape.

Beth 2/1/15 01:03

Happy New Year, Angie! Your cookies are so pretty - and the marzipan sounds fabulous!

The Yum List 2/1/15 01:11

Now that's a combo I never would have considered.

Shashi 2/1/15 01:19

Wow Angie - these sound and look amazing - I love the saffron and chocolate and almonds in these and so wish I had some right now!
Happy New Year - hoping 2015 is filled with health and happiness!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 2/1/15 01:59

Saffron is so delightful and must make these cookies so delicious, Angie! Love the presentation! Happy New Year!

Velva 2/1/15 03:13

I love marzipan…Delicious!!!

Happy New Year Angie. Looking forward to enjoying your blog in 2015.


Easyfoodsmith 2/1/15 05:19

I am so going to make these. Will regular flour work just as fine?

And I could finally leave a post but not via my laptop.

Cathleen 2/1/15 06:21

These cookies look amazing! I have never bought saffron before, but I always wanted to!

Beena 2/1/15 07:54

Wow super tempting cookies .Wish u a very happy new year

jasna varcakovic 2/1/15 10:49

Mmm, saffron; great start to new year Angie!

Barbara 2/1/15 12:55

Those are beautiful, Angie. I love marzipan!
Happy New Year to you!

Jean | 2/1/15 15:15

Angie, those little gems belong on my tea table! I don't think anyone but you would ever think of putting saffron in them!

Monica 2/1/15 15:20

Gorgeous! Could I please have a dozen?!
Happy New Year!

Marcela 2/1/15 16:11

Hello Angie! I wish you the Happiest 2015! Those cookies are just scrumptious <3

Jeannie Tay 2/1/15 17:05

Hi Angie, happy new year to you, love the look of these cookies, really bright and beautiful, bet they are delicious too!

Mijú 2/1/15 17:55

Siempre nos enseñas unos bocaditos estupendos.
Un saludito

Kathy 2/1/15 20:33

These cookies sound wonderful and look so pretty! Happy New Year, Angie!

fimere 2/1/15 20:35

original et super délicieux bravo
mes meilleurs voeux pour l'année 2015

Gwen 2/1/15 21:26

I don't bake sweets very often but I will have to give these a try! They look delicious Angie!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 3/1/15 02:30

I love marzipan and am always looking for new ways to use it! Beautiful looking cookies :D

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 3/1/15 02:38

Such beautiful sweet nibbles , Angie! Perfect for tea time!

Angie's Recipes 3/1/15 04:39

@Easyfoodsmith Sure. Standard cake flour will work too.

Betty 3/1/15 05:50

I love maripan- anything almond really. These little cookies are so pretty! Best wishes for a lovely 2015! :)

Picnic Locations in Gurgaon 3/1/15 06:46

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Kelly 3/1/15 12:21

Happy Happy New Year, Angie! These cookies look incredible I love the marzipan and can just imagine the wonderful flavor from the saffron. Sounds delicious!

Honey Bee Sweets 3/1/15 13:51

Marzipan cookies already sound amazing...I can only imagine how the addition of saffron can make this cookie even more out of this world❤️ Thanks for sharing yet another unique and delicious bake👍

Geri Saucier 3/1/15 21:25

Happy New Year:). This cookie recipe is a great way to start the Blogging New Year. They look delicious.

Unknown 3/1/15 22:20

Happy New Year Angie! The cookies sound wonderful - I've never worked with marzipan but it sounds pretty simple.

Ashley@CookieMonsterCooking 4/1/15 00:36

These are such pretty cookies!! Happy New Year!!

grace 4/1/15 01:45

you've actually made marzipan appealing, which isn't easy to do!

Unknown 4/1/15 04:42

Oooh, marzipan and saffron! What lovely flavours and aromas. I bet these are wonderful, they look amazing. Happy New Year, Angie!

Daniela Grimburg 4/1/15 10:36

If there is one thing I can't resist it's marcipan.
The cookies look fantastic, what a sweet way to start the year.
Happy New Year to you, Angie!

Sue/the view from great island 4/1/15 16:54

These look incredible, I love that chocolate glaze on top!!

Unknown 4/1/15 17:18

Very tempting cookies. I love the way you present your food Angie. Very tempting cookies dear. :)

Unknown 4/1/15 18:56

Such wonderful flavors Angie! I am drooling!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 5/1/15 00:11

First time I've heard o Saffron in Cookies! It looks great!

Unknown 5/1/15 01:02

I would never think of using saffron. You are amazing.

Terra 5/1/15 01:15

Whew, I was way too behind on blog love. Finally back to normal, and just pinned all your posts I was behind on. I hope you had a lovely holiday season! Since I need to completely avoid all purpose flour, love love getting fun creative ideas from you! Your cookies sound and look gorgeous! Happy New Year my friend! Hugs, Terra

ahu @ ahueats 5/1/15 02:39

Angie - your creativity never fails to amaze me. These cookies look amazing and incorporate two of my favorite ingredients. I can't wait to try it!

Sharon D. 5/1/15 05:25

Irresistible ..simply irresistible ! You're really adventurous with treats, Angie. Happy 2015 ^.^

Choclette 5/1/15 16:42

These sound like my ideal cookies Angie. I adore marzipan and hardly had any over Christmas this year. Hope you had a good break and I wish you all the best for 2015.

Sokehah cheah 6/1/15 01:20

You're so creative, Angie! Love all the clicks!

Tricia Buice 6/1/15 13:09

These almost look like little puffed pastries Angie - so deliciously golden and light. Your food and presentation is always so delightful! Sorry to be so far behind in the past few weeks - I am seriously happy to get back on a regular schedule. Hope your holidays were filled with fun and family. Have an awesome 2015!!

Nippon Nin 6/1/15 20:31

Very cute! Saffron? I have never thought to put saffron in cookies...I'm curious!

Alida 7/1/15 12:43

They look delicious Angie! So festive as well!

Sophie's Foodie files 7/1/15 20:58

I made your delectable special cookies & loved the different ingredients in here too!.
My hubby Peter agreed with me! They were just wonderful! 😀😀😀

Ann Jones 8/1/15 00:17

What delicious looking cookies, I love marzipan!

Kiran @ 8/1/15 06:40

What a delicious cookies. Love the marzipan here. Happy New Year, my dear :)

Jenny (vintagesugarcube) 10/1/15 19:02

Hi Angie,
Happy NY! I loooove the idea of using saffron in desserts. I've seen a few people do it lately. Can't wait to try that myself.

Asmita 11/1/15 21:14

Happy New Year Angie! Gorgeous clicks and wish I could taste one of these now!!

Erica 12/1/15 21:01

I love the addition of saffron, Angie! These cookies look amazing!

[Reply] 12/1/15 23:17

These look like cream puffs in a way. I have not eaten marzipan in for ever. I could probably eat at least half of your batch :-)

Anonymous 18/1/15 08:39

How did i missed this saffron cookies recipe, simple marzipan cookies become gourmet once added saffron into it,

Nammi 24/1/15 09:55

they look like profiteroles ... can I have one please ;) have a nice weekend

Honey Bee Sweets 25/1/15 14:30

Angie! How are you and happy new year! These saffron cookies look awesome :9 maybe I can bake them for Cny ya?

Unknown 29/1/15 21:07

These look so good! I am always looking for an excuse to use saffron while cooking and baking! <3 -


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