I’m not suffering from insomnia right now (hello? New job?), but with all the craziness of moving across the country and holidays, I haven’t baked in a while. Yesterday it felt like time. So: enjoy. Drool a little. Make some for yourself!
Brown Sugar Almond Cookies
1 cup butter (room temperature)
1 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vinegar
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup slivered almonds
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
72 whole almonds
Preheat oven to 400˚F.
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, blending well. In separate bowl, dissolve baking soda in vinegar. Add to butter, egg and sugar mixture. Gradually stir in flour and baking powder. Lastly, blend in slivered almonds and vanilla or almond extract.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on non-stick or greased cookie sheet. Place one whole almond in the center of each cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Makes approximately 72 cookies.
Recommended for: buttering up your boss, afternoon tea parties, classy occasions and impressing that certain someone. YUM.