Recipe: Almond-Cherry Sandwich Dots | Fit Pregnancy

Almond-Cherry Sandwich Dots

These macaroons are a distant relative of the recipe on the Odense Almond Paste box. Lemon zest and vanilla, and cherry jam in the middle, make for a sweet treat perfect for Valentines Day.

Almond-Cherry Sandwich Dots
This Recipe:
Makes 60 button cookies (30 sandwich cookies)
Start to Finish
20 min
10 minutes
10 minutes

7 ounces almond paste

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

Finely grated zest of 1 lemon

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Tiny pinch salt

1 egg white


3 tablespoons tart cherry jam, for filling


1.  Preheat the oven to 350˚ and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.  In a food processor, pulse the almond paste, sugars, lemon zest, vanilla and salt until well combined. Pulse in the egg white.

2.  Scoop rounded ¼ teaspoons of cookie dough onto the cookie sheet, leaving ½ inch between each cookie. Bake until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on the pan.

3.  Once cool, sandwich cookies with a bit of jam if desired and serve right away. (Unfilled cookies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container, separated by layers of parchment paper, for up to 3 days.)

Find out more about this recipe on Mom Appetit's blog.


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