Friday, April 19, 2013

B is for…

Butter; as in these macadamia-nut butter cookies (recipe below), bourbon; the kind they drank in Deadwood! (and the kind I'll be tasting tonight), and the brown daisy-ditzy print on my favourite thrifted Danish cookie tin.

Nut-butter Cookies
These are an amalgam of a couple of recipes —  my usual way of cooking and baking. Cruise the cookbooks and magazines, take a peek at Pinterest — then make something up.

half cup butter
third cup nut-butter (I used macadamia)
• 1 cup rolled oats* 
*whizzed into coarse flour in food processor
• 1 square bakers chocolate
quarter cup whole almonds 
• 2 tsp vanilla
• 3/4 cup sugar, equal parts white and brown
• 1 egg
half cup flour + 1 tsp baking soda

Cream butters and sugars, stir egg and vanilla together and add to butter/sugar mixture. 
Whiz the oats a bit, (pulsing 4 or 5 times was enough to make a crumbly flour) then add it to the wet mixture.
Now toss your almonds and rough-chopped chocolate into the processor and pulse it a few times, add to wet mixture.
Stir vigorously then add stirred or sifted flour/baking soda… (muttering to yourself, "Take that! gluten-free dweebies!")
Chill, roll into balls, flatten slightly on parchment covered sheet.
350 degree oven, about 9 minutes. 
Now these don't yield a whole lot of cookies, you'll get maybe 2 dozen… but at my house that's a good thing.
To paraphrase Warren Zevon here:
"Enjoy every cookie". 


Anonymous said...

How was the bourbon? I'd take a few glugs of that.

bc said...

So would Warren. I'm gonna make myself an old fashioned as soon as I remember to buy grenadine.