Almond Crescent / Mandel Hoernchen - The World Of Cookies - Video Lesson

Baking By MarcoRopke Updated 19 Jul 2013 , 6:35pm by JWinslow

MarcoRopke Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 9:36pm
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Hey Everyone,


I have a few free video lessons which may be useful for the group here.


I am a 25 year pastry chef, originally form Hamburg Germany. I come from a long line of pastry professionals in my family (fourth generation in fact).


This is one of my favourite cookies called an 'Almond Crescent' or in German 'Mandel Hoernchen'.



Hope you enjoy the video!



Here is the recipe as well for you:


Recipe Yield: 12 Cookies

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 200 g Almond Paste: DGF 50%
  • 140 g Sugar
  • 40 g Nuts: Almond Powder
  • 20 g Honey
  • 40 g Egg White
  • 50 g Nuts: Almond Sliced



  1. Mix all the ingredients together except the flaked almonds.
  2. For large almond crescent, scale the dough in 50 gr. And shape it round and long.
  3. Roll each one in the flaked almonds and bake by 180c until golden brown.
  4. Immediately after baking brush them with gummi arabicum.
  5. Once cold dip the end in dark chocolate.


Feel free to ask me any questions at all about this video - hope you enjoy it!


Thank you,

Marco Ropke

7 replies
MarcoRopke Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 9:48pm
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What other type of cookies / lessons would you all like to see? I am happy to share my knowledge and recipes!


Thank you

Marco Ropke

The World Of Cookies - Udemy Course

sewsugarqueen Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 5:24am
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do you have a gingerbread cookie that is sort of layered inside when baked...what type of European gingerbread that is not rock hard?  Thank you for that great video.

MarcoRopke Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 5:32am
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Hello sewsugarqueen,


Not at this time - however we do have the following on our pastry training course online, do any of them interest you?


Checkboard Cookies, Almond Crescents, THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP EVER, Coconut Sesame Sable, Eisenbahner Cookies, Florentine Cookies, Harvest Grain Cookies, The Hippen Tuile, Lemon Sable, Linzer Cookie, Madelaine Cookies, Orange Tuile Wafer, Peanut Butter Cookies, Piped Butter Cookies.


Thank you

Marco Ropke

Boyka Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 10:27am
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ALoved your video! I am an almond lover and soon,verry soon I'll try this cookies:)) Thank you for sharing with us:))) Do you have any interesting german cakes or tart recepies? :)))

Boyka Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 10:30am
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AI know it's a forum Cookies, but I know that the Gurman have some great cakes too, so thank you in advanc :D

MarcoRopke Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 4:52pm
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Hello Boyka,


Absolutely! I will gather some more information and share it.

JWinslow Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 6:35pm
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Thanks Marco for the Almond Crescent video.  I will also be interested in any cakes you are willing to share :)

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