This week’s recipe is for a yummy almond cookie –

Mandel Kecks (Almond Cookies)

6 egg yolks
1 ⅛ cup sugar
½ lb. finely ground almonds
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

Beat egg yolks; add sugar and almonds and blend well. Add flour, sifted with baking powder. Roll out on lightly floured board and cut with cookie cutter into desired shapes. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake in 325 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes.


This recipe is from the Amana Colony Recipes cookbook, and is reprinted with permission of the Homestead Welfare Club. Zuber’s is located in Homestead and we serve our guests traditional recipes such as these.

The book is a collection of traditional Amana Colonies recipes and features family-size recipes of the foods prepared and served in the Amana villages for over a century. The recipes were compiled by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Homestead Welfare Club. To purchase a copy of the book, please contact Elaine Zuber at dzubs@southslope.net or 319-622-3099.