We have been making lots of yummy things in our new kitchen, and what a pleasure it is. Every year I seem to spend way too much time looking for my recipes, so with this free moment I will archive them and know just where they are next year.
1c raw, ground almonds
1 2/3c flour
powdered sugar with vanilla bean grated into it, in a little tin
Cream butter and sugar, add almonds and flour. Pinch off walnut side piece and shape into crescent. Bake at 325 F for 30 minutes. Once cooled coat them in powdered sugar.
These cookies are AMAZING and store well if you wait to coat them before eating. Next time I will double the recipe.
1 1/4c brown sugar
1c white sugar
1/2 pound ground raw almonds
4 tbs honey
3c flour (i often end up using just a little bit less)
Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and mix well, mix in almonds and honey and finally flour.
Pinch off walnut size piece and flatten slightly, top each cookie with an almond or candied cherry and bake at 350 F for 10-15 minutes. These will spread so give them enough room.
These are really tasty too, and get better after a few days. This recipe makes plenty of cookies.
Otherwise known as Christmas Candy. My husband grew up with a tin of this in his stocking every year, so I must cary on this tradition.
1 1/2 cups slivered almonds, toasted
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 ounces chocolate (chips work great)
*sprinkle 2/3 of the nuts in a buttered 9x13 dish.
*melt butter, sugar, water and bring to boil stirring constantly.
*leave it alone over medium heat until mixture reaches 300 degrees. (I usually pull it off at 275 because of the brown colour.) Mix in soda and pour into pan over nuts.
*let cool a minute or two and them sprinkle chocolate chips and let them melt. spread chocolate evenly with a fork to give a design and sprinkle with the rest of the nuts.
*once cool break into pieces.