A Little Something to Snack On
Grandma is coming!! Everyone's favorite blog mom is scheduled to arrive this afternoon!
We don't have much on the agenda planned--it's hard to plan stuff to do* with a 7 week old baby and a three year old (who very much defines the "terrible 3's" when he hasn't had his nap). But that's OK.
I mean she's here to basically see the grand kids anyway!
Anyway, while I'm chillin' with Grandma--have a cookie.
I never understood these food blogger that tie their cookies up in ribbons or bakers' twine. It seems like something you do for photographic purposes only. I've never seen them presented like that in real life--too impractical.
These are pretty good if I do say so myself. I'm calling them "Toffee Almond Breezes." They're sort of inspired by some coffee creamer Dr. Mad Scientist is grooving on right now and just the stuff I had in my baking cupboard.
Preheat your oven to 350 deg.
3/4 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teas. baking soda
2 cups flour
1 cup toasted slivered almonds (you can toast them by spreading them on a baking sheet and baking for 5 minutes at 350 deg., stirring them and then baking another 5 minutes or until golden)
1 cup toffee bits
Cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the egg and then the baking soda and flour. Finally mix in the toffee bits and almonds. Roll into one and a half inch balls and bake for 8 to 9 minutes.
This results in about 3 dozen chewy delicious buttery toffee almond cookies!
* Of course Grandma and Grandpa Mad Scientist are coming down a week after I return back to work and we've got a lot planned for them to do when they're here--but basically because they're here longer than my mom, and they're bringing one of our nephews (who is a year older than Chunky) with them. We have a lot of touristy NYC stuff planned basically for the benefit of Nephew. I mean, c'mon, he's 11. This is the trip of a lifetime!