If you are like me, rolling out sugar cookies and using cookie cutters can be a deterrent to baking-it’s HARD!If you want to give a delicious and festive gift, try these awesome bars I created.They are scrumptious and won’t take long at all.
The photo is of a triple batch made on a cookie sheet but one batch can be made in a brownie size pan.
Chocolate Marzipan Bars:
2 cups white flour
one cup powdered sugar
2 sticks softened butter
1 1/2 cups marzipan (can get at most supermarkets in the baking section)
12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
Fully combine ingredients up to the butter by hand or with an electric mixer. Take 1/2 the dough and lay it on a parchment paper lined 8″X8″ brownie pan.
Sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups almond paste. Cover with other 1/2 of dough by pressing down to fully cover.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Bake on middle rack in oven until starting to turn golden brown, about 20-25 minutes
Remove baking sheet from the oven, evenly place chocolate chips over the cooked dough, place back in oven and let sit for 3 minutes until chips melt and remove.
Spread chocolate around like frosting to cover entire surface. Score and refrigerate until chocolate hardens and serve!.