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Catholic Recipe: Almond Macaroon Cakes


  • 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


Yield: 3 dozen

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:11+

Origin: Germany, Central Europe


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Also Called: Mandel-Gebaeck

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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