Monday, April 6, 2009

home sick with cookies

josh is home sick today.
he coughed all night long but didn't get up until 6:30 this morning!
i think he slept over 14 hours. poor little dude.

today he's a tv zoombie, flicking between his favorite cartoons.
every once in a while he'll give me a big smile.

he loves being home as much as i do.
we're home people.

the house is cold this morning and it's gray and windy outside.
i decided to make a new cookie recipe--actually i wanted to make it yesterday but never got around to it.
almond butter cookies.

they are so delicate and wonderful.
a mix between my grandmom briggs' butter cookies and a shortbread cookie.
and amazing with a cup of coffee, for breakfast of course.

they have a sweet almond icing too.
these are definitely going to be a favorite around here.
here's the recipe if you want to try them too.

listen, if i would take the time to type up this recipe, you know they're good. enjoy!

almond butter cookies (makes about 3 dozen)

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 1/4 cups confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1-2 tablespoons milk
sliced almonds

1. preheat oven to 350. beat butter and sugar, in large bowl, with electric mixer on high speed until creamy. add egg and almond extract, mixing well. gradually add flour, mix well.
2. roll dough into one-inch balls. place two inches apart on greased baking sheet. dip a flat-bottomed glass into sugar and flatten balls.
3. bake 10-12 minutes until bottom of cookies are golden brown. cool one minute on baking sheet then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
4. to prepare frosting, combine butter, sugar and almond extract until smooth. stir in milk, as needed, until frosting is spreading consistency. spread on each cookie; top with sliced almonds.

please don't blame me if your pants won't zip up tomorrow!


nana said...

Josh i hope you feel better soon. Hate when kids are sick. Don't get a stomach ache from eating to many cookies. However, i know cookies can cure anything,right? Love to all,Nana

...Nancy said...

darn it - my pants are tight today. thanks Amy, my sample cookie was d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!

Megan said...

Ha! Those look yummmmy! Love all of your photos! (And I'm a home person too.) :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog/site!

Kim said...

Hi! I have really been enjoying your your style. The cookies look good - we will have to try them.