Rondo’s: Buttery Cookie Filled with Homemade Almond Paste

Cuisine Dutch
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 12 cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
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Learn to make rondo’s, a typical Dutch pastry. It’s a tall butter cookie filled with a rich homemade almond paste. These cookies go great with coffee, tea, or hot chocolate!

I will teach you how to make the almond paste from scratch, with a shortcut that cuts the time it takes to make it by days! The dough is made with just a few ingredients (no box mix here), and then I’ll show you how to assemble them!! The cookies are finished with an almond and egg wash on top.

These are fun to make, and delicious to eat!!

Another name for a Rondo is “Amsterdammertje,” and a different shape is called a “Kano.” These are all related to the “Gevulde koek,” which is a flatter version of this.

Learn to make rondo's, a typical Dutch pastry. It's a tall butter cookie filled with a rich homemade almond paste. These cookies go great with coffee, tea, or hot chocolate!

Ingredients

Almond Paste

  • 250 g Blanched and skinned almonds
  • 250 g Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 0.5 Lemon
  • 0.5 tsp Almond extract

Dough

  • 300 g All-purpose flour
  • 120 g Superfine sugar (caster sugar / witte basterdsuiker)
  • 180 g Unsalted Butter Room temperature
  • 2 g Salt
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 0.5 Lemon
  • 1 tsp Baking powder

Filling

  • 300 g Almond Paste
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp Water

Other

  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 tsp Milk
  • 12 Blanched and skinned almonds

NUTRITION

Nutrition Facts
Rondo's: Buttery Cookie Filled with Homemade Almond Paste
Serving Size
 
1 cookie
Amount per Serving
Calories
585
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
33
g
51
%
Saturated Fat
 
10
g
63
%
Trans Fat
 
0.5
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
16
g
Cholesterol
 
95
mg
32
%
Sodium
 
117
mg
5
%
Potassium
 
279
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
67
g
22
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
41
g
46
%
Protein
 
11
g
22
%
Vitamin A
 
466
IU
9
%
Vitamin C
 
5
mg
6
%
Calcium
 
134
mg
13
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer

Nutrition Facts provided are a calculated estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Instructions

Making the almond paste

  • This almond paste recipe yields approximately twice as much as you'll need for the gevulde koeken. You'll be able to freeze the leftovers.Zest the lemon.
  • Add the almonds, sugar, almond extract, and lemon zest into your food processor.Pulse until you see no more big pieces of almond; it should look like almond meal. Do not over process it, it can turn into almond butter.
  • Add the egg and keep pulsing until everything is fully combined.
  • Remove it from the food processor, and form it into a ball. Wrap it with cling film, and let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour.If you don't want to use the almond extract, you can omit it, and let the almond paste sit in the fridge for at least 2 days.

Making the dough

  • Zest the lemon
  • With a mixer, cream the butter, sugar, lemon rind, and salt together until fully combined.
  • Add the milk and egg, and mix them thoroughly.
  • Mix the baking powder into the flour.
  • Add the flour and baking powder, and mix until it's combined into a dough. You do not want to overwork it, which is why I often finish this by hand. You'll know it's done when the dough doesn't stick to your hands anymore.
  • Wrap the dough in cling film, and store it in the fridge for at least an hour.

Making the filling

  • Break the almond paste into small pieces, add the egg yolk, and water. Using your hands, or a mixer, mix it until everything is fully incorporated. It will be sticky!
  • Divide the filling into 12 even pieces, and roll them into balls.Cover with cling film, and set in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Dividing the dough

  • After the dough is done resting, divide it into 12 equal portions. Roll them in balls.
  • Let them rest in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Assembling

  • Grease the muffin pan, and dust with flour.
  • Preheat your oven to 180ºC (350F) non-convection.
  • Roll each dough ball out until it's a big enough circle to completely cover one almond paste ball.
  • Wrap the dough around the almond paste, making sure there are no gaps.
  • Put the filled dough ball, seam down, in the muffin pan.
  • Repeat for all other dough, and almond paste balls.
  • Using a cup, flatten the filled dough balls. Fix any cracks by simply pinching them with your fingers.
  • Mix the egg yolk with the milk, and beat it until it's loose.
  • Put a blanched almond in the center of each rondo.
  • Brush the tops with the eggwash you've made.

Baking

  • Put the pan in the center of the oven.
  • Bake the rondo's for 25-30 minutes, or until they're golden brown.If your oven has hot spots, you may want to rotate the pan halfway through.
  • Let the pan cool on a rack for 5-10 minutes, then remove the rondo's from the pan, and let them cool completely on a rack.

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