My husband’s family is Dutch and this is a recipe from the Netherlands that is a great tasting pastry using almond paste. Enjoy!

Original recipe makes 4 strips


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup butter
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups almond paste
2 eggs
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 pinch salt
1 egg white, beaten


  1. In a large bowl, cut cold butter or margarine into flour until the mixture has a crumb-like texture. Make a well in the center, add cold water. Mix together until the mixture forms a ball. Do not overmix. Chill dough.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (225 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  3. In a medium bowl, blend together almond paste, eggs, 3/4 cup sugar, almond extract and salt.
  4. Divide dough in 4 parts, and roll into 15 inch strips. Place filling along the center of each long strip of dough. Roll up, and pinch the ends to seal. Place strips 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Brush with egg white, and sprinkle with the remaining sugar.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden.


Calories: 202 kcal
Carbohydrates: 21 g
Cholesterol: 38 mg
Fat: 12.1 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 3.1 g
Sodium: 80 mg