Sunday, April 14, 2013

Almond Cookies

Hello Everyone!

I am so excited because Chris and I just moved to the Bay Area!  Yay! There is so much to do (and eat) here that my enthusiasm is hard to contain.  Already, we have had the best Thai food that my tastebuds have ever encountered.
I am also ecstatic to once again have my own kitchen!  This means that there will be more recipes to post, so you guys should be excited about that too.

Today, I am making cookies.  These are my favorite cookies to make, and go fabulously with hot tea (especially Earl Gray or Sweet Orange Spice).

I fell in love with these cookies as a little girl because my aunt always made them for her Christmas open house.  She even adds food coloring to make them red and green...very festive.

1 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup canola oil
2 tsp almond extract
4-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt

Here is what you do:

Preheat your oven to 350

Cream together the butter and sugar.
Add the oil (and food coloring if you wish)
Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together. Add to mixture.
I use a 1-1/2 Tbsp cookie scoop to get nice, even amounts of dough. My aunt rolls them into balls and presses the middle down with her thumb.  Either way you prefer, they will turn out deliciously.

Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. The bottoms should be starting to turn a nice golden color.

That's all there is to these scrumptious cookies.  I hope you all give them a try!

~Best Wishes~

1 comment:

  1. Yum! Can't wait to try it! And that coconut bread!


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