Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: Almond Macaroon Cakes

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup grated almonds
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour Frosting:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 4 bitter almonds, chopped
  • candied cherry or citron
  • Details

  • Yield: 3 dozen
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin: Germany, Central Europe

Also Called: Mandel-Gebaeck

fix sugar

DIRECTIONS

Cream butter, sugar, egg until very light. Add nuts, flour. Knead on. well-floured board. Roll very thin. Cut with round cookie cutter. Place on baking sheet covered with wax paper. Frosting: Beat eggs, sugar 10 minutes. Add lemon juice, grated nuts. Beat well. Place small mound of mixture on top of each cake. Bake at 350° until frosting is crinkly throughout. Decorate with candied cherry or citron. Yield, 3 dozen

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965
Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Another side of Francis: US-Cuba role shows Pope's diplomatic muscle 18 hours ago
Silly season: a Christmas approaches, a scholar questions whether Jesus ever existed 19 hours ago
The intrinsic immorality of torture: still not convinced? 23 hours ago
The Complexity of Reforming Religious Communities December 17
Speaking Softly to Women Religious December 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25
Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch sign joint declaration, lament persecution of Christians CWN - December 1
Consistory for new cardinals scheduled for February CWN - December 11
Vatican report on US women religious calls for further self-assessment CWN - December 16
Pope brokered deal to open US-Cuba ties CWN - December 17