Muscovite Cookies: An Almond and Chocolate Delight

We're going to show you the recipe for Muscovite cookies, the most famous cookies of Asturian origin, which are light and contain no artificial additives.
Muscovite Cookies: An Almond and Chocolate Delight
Saúl Sánchez Arias

Written and verified by the nutritionist Saúl Sánchez Arias.

Last update: 05 July, 2023

Muscovite cookies are almond and chocolate cookies that can be easily prepared at home. They’re a typical Asturian delicacy that almost everybody likes and that you make with mainly fresh ingredients.

These cookies don’t have artificial additives, which means they won’t have a negative impact on our health, as long as they’re eaten in moderation and in the context of a balanced diet.

How to prepare Muscovite cookies

The best desserts to consume on a daily basis are fermented milky and fruit-based desserts. However, you can add a little variety with sweets such as these Muscovite cookies.

If you consume them moderately, then they won’t harm any diet you may be following, and will help you to stick to the diet, taking away any anxiety caused by a lack of sugar. And, besides this, if you practice physical exercise regularly, then the impact of simple sugars on the body will be minimal.

Muscovite cookies are delicious and can be included occasionally in the diet.


If you want to prepare some tasty Muscovite cookies at home, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 100 grams (4 oz) of raw marcona almond kernels.
  • 100 grams (4 oz) of white sugar.
  • 20 grams (0.8 oz) of wheat flour.
  • 100 grams (4 oz) of cream or milk cream with 35% fat content.
  • 150 grams (6 oz) of milk chocolate (it can be substituted by another chocolate with high cocoa content).
  • Baking paper.
Oatmeal yogurt cookies.
The moscovitas cookies are a very delicate snack perfect for all those true sweet lovers.

Step by step instructions

  1. Place the cream and sugar in a saucepan.
  2. Turn on the heat and stir constantly until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. When the cream starts to boil, add the almonds and flour.
  4. From this point on, stir thoroughly to ensure that all the ingredients are properly mixed in, achieving a very thick consistency.
  5. Once this step is completed, cover a baking tray with parchment paper and place small mounds of the mixture about the size of a walnut. They must be separated from each other, as they’ll grow quite a bit during baking.
  6. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius (340 Fahrenheit) and bake the cookies for 8 minutes at the same temperature with heat on both sides, on the middle tray.
  7. When the baking process is finished, remove the cookies and let them rest on a rack until they cool completely.
  8. At this point, prepare the chocolate coating. To do this, melt the ingredient in a bain-marie. Let it cool and then paint each cookie with a kitchen brush. Let the cookies rest again on a wire rack. Afterward, they’re ready to eat.

Although Muscovites have quite a lot of sugar, this shouldn’t be a problem if consumed in the context of a balanced diet.

Benefits of Muscovite cookies

Muscovite cookies have quite a lot of simple sugars in them. However, if they’re eaten in the context of a varied and balanced diet, and if they’re consumed in conjunction with exercise, then they can be quite beneficial.

First of all, it should be noted that these cookies can help recovery after high-intensity exercise. This is mainly due to their carbohydrate content.

However, according to a study published in Nutrients, sugars should be consumed with a good amount of high biological value proteins to ensure efficient glycogen replenishment. To this end, they could be eaten with a dairy product, for example. This stimulates the adaptation processes after intense exercise.

In addition, almonds provide high-quality fatty acids. These nutrients help to control inflammation in the internal organs. They also provide calcium, a mineral that forms part of bone tissue. According to research published in the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology, meeting daily demands is key to preventing problems such as fractures in the medium term.

Some oatmeal cookies.
Crunchy and sweet, the Moscovitas are almond and chocolate cookies, the great insignia of the cuisine of the Asturian capital.

Prepare Muscovite cookies at home

As you have seen, homemade Muscovite cookies are quite easy to make. These cookies have excellent organoleptic characteristics. They’re perfect with coffee or tea and to surprise your guests.

In addition, they don’t contain artificial additives or trans fatty acids inside, so they won’t have a negative impact on your body if you exercise frequently.

Finally, remember that it’s important to maintain good habits over time to prevent the development of chronic and complex pathologies. It isn’t enough to take care of your diet, you’ll also need to ensure you get plenty of sleep and enough sunlight too.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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