Tuesday, December 15, 2009
These were some weirdy cookies for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie, chosen by Macduff of The Lonely Sidecar.
I have to admit when I saw this recipe, I was a little worried. I'm only just becoming friends with nuts, and these cookies centered on them. So I was nervous, but like a good TWDer, I plodded on and whipped these up. And it really was a quick process. The only part that took a while for me was skinning the almonds, but if you had bought already skinned almonds, you would be good to go. I just like to make my life harder...apparently.
These cookies are made in a saucepan and then baked in the oven. And what you put in the oven looks so much different from what you get back out of the oven. It's crazy, and fun! The go in the oven looking like pile of nuts with just a little bit of sauce on them, and then they puff up into these cookies.
The bite is crunchy and very nutty, but in a really good way. I really liked the flavor much to my surprise. I wonder what it would have been like if I had chopped the nuts up more. Maybe next time.
But you really should give these a try because their simple, delicious, and if you know someone who's allergic to gluten, it's also gluten free.
So be sure to check out the recipe and what the other TWDers are up to.