Bethmännchen are a marzipan specialty from Frankfurt, Germany. It translates to "little praying men". They can easily be made at home, It's important to only use very neatly halved almonds for good-looking Bethmännchen.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
40
Yield:
40 cookies
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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Knead marzipan well and divide into about forty 1 1/2-inch cubes of equal size. Roll each cube into a ball and shape into a round cylinder with a point.

  • Push 3 halved almonds into each marzipan cylinder so the pointy sides of the almonds are facing the top.

  • Beat egg white lightly in a cup and brush each cookie with egg white. Set onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated until the tops of the almonds are lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Store in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts

52 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 6.3g; fat 2.7g; sodium 2.6mg. Full Nutrition
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