Saturday, December 24, 2011

Amaretto Walnut Coins

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I am doing you a favour today and spare you my usual blabber. It is Christmas Time and there is such a great recipe to share on the final day of my countdown/bake-o-thon! It is nutty and fruity with a nice shot of booze - what better way is there to get merry?

Amaretto Walnut Coins
Amount depends on size of biscuit/cookie cutter. Makes about 36 (18 prepared) biscuits with a 7 cm (2.75 inches) cutter.

  • 250g (8.8 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 1 ts baking powder
  • 100g (3.5 oz) butter
  • 60g (2.1 oz) ground walnuts
  • 80g (2.8 oz) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 100g (3.5 oz) apricot jam/jelly
  • 3 ts almond liqueur
  • 150g (5.3 oz) icing/powdered sugar
  • 3 ts almond liqueur
  • 18 walnut halves (or more, depending on size of biscuit/cookie cutter)
  1. Preheat oven to 175°C (350°F).
  2. Knead together flour, baking powder, butter, sugar, ground walnuts and egg (I did this with my hands again as usual, since I am kind of a fan of putting some elbow grease into my biscuits).
  3. Roll out dough (it should be about 1,5-2 cm or 0.6-0.8 inches thick). Cut out biscuits/cookies. Bake on centre rack for 10-12 minutes or biscuit start to brown. Let them cool down completely.
  4. Meanwhile, stir together apricot jam with almond liqueur.
  5. Spread on half the batch of your biscuits/cookies. Top each biscuit with a plain one.
  6. Stir together icing/powdered sugar with rest of almond liqueur. Spread icing on biscuits/cookies.
  7. Decorate each one with an almond halve.

I am wishing you all happy holidays and a wonderful time!


  1. You did your 5 recipes! I love every single one of them. The problem now is what to choose to bake. Let's start with the easiest. I left my last post for X'mas. I want to wish you a wonderful Christmas! Cheers!

  2. Has it already been 5 days since I last went online?!?! I swear it was only yesterday that I was on your blog.... haha :) Hope you have a great Christmas!

  3. Happy Holidays to you!
    These cookies look yummy. I love almond liqueur!

  4. Wow! These are absolutely stunning! What pretty cookies and I bet they taste amazing! Thanks for sharing - and your pictures are incredible!

  5. Almond liqueur and apricot jam does make for a winning combination-yum! I really like the look of these cookies as well. Great pictures.
    Glad to see you coming back after that absence since October and I do like the new look of your blog. Enjoy the holiday season!

  6. I love that you have incorporated ground walnuts (or almonds? ground walnuts in the listed ingredients, but ground almonds in the method;) into this cookie dough. The filling sounded fabulous too with almond booze.
    Guten Rutsch!

  7. Thank you everybody!

    Angie, thank you so much for pointing out the inconsistency! I've fixed that now. It was meant to say walnuts. :)

  8. Happy New Year :) its been such a pleasure reading you blog. Cant wait for more in 2012!! :D x

  9. What perfect looking cookie coins. Happy New Year!

  10. These are just stunning, and what a beautiful recipe! They must taste divine!
    I hope you enjoyed the holidays,and Happy 2012!

  11. Thanks everyone and a Happy New Year to you as well and Nic: Right back at cha! ;)

  12. Happy New Year Tobias! I just checked all the posts that I've missed. You are amazing to make all these delicious desserts. They are all beautiful and delicious!!!

  13. Happy New Year Tobias! I am always amazed by your recipes and beaautiful photos. And I cannot believe I missed out on your lovely coin Amaretto cookies. I really have been wanting to make Amaretto cookies for a long time now, and certainly can't wait to try out your recipe. Do stay in touch whenever possible and feel free to buzz me anytime too. Here is to another year of fantastic food blogging! xoxo


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