UA Recipe Collection

Marzipan Cookies


30 Cookies
SourceMrs. Weaver (1970)
Prep time1 hour, 15 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour, 45 minutes


1⁄2 c
soft butter
1⁄4 c
1 1⁄4 c
food coloring
1⁄8 t
almond flavoring


Cream butter, sugar, food coloring and flavoring. Stir in flour; mix thoroughly. Shape as directed below; use 2 teaspoons of dough. Place on ungreased baking sheet; chill 30 minutes. Bake at 300° for 30 minutes. Do not brown. Makes 2 to 2 1/2 dozen.

Colors and Shapes for dough:

Yellow Dough: (2 to 3 drops coloring): 

  • Bananas
  • Pears (cinnamon stem, add a blush spot with diluted red, use leaf or cinnamon bark for stem) 
  • Peaches (cloves for blossom, blush spot with diluted red)

Red Dough: (4 to 5 drops) 

  • Apples (use leaf or cinnamon bark for stem, clove for blossom, add red blush spot)
  • Strawberries (use toothpick to puncture for texture, roll on red sugar, use green toothpick or leaf for stem)
  • Cherries (roll into 3 small balls, add  cinnamon bark for stem)  

Orange Dough: 3 drops red and 2 drops yellow 

  • Orange (roll on grater for texture, add clove for blossom)
  • Apricots (same as orange only  smaller)  

Green Dough: 2 to 3 drops

  • Apples (use red blush, cinnamon bark for stem)
  • Grapes (shape into small balls, put 3, then 2, then 1 and push together to make cluster, cinnamon or leaf for stem. Miniature cloth leaves may be purchased at cake decorating supply store.)