Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wedding Cookies

I did it! As I write this, I am sitting on my bed at SFW, thankfully equipped with wireless and air conditioning- a serious upgrade. What this means is that I have finally and successfully moved and moved in and unpacked. Everything. Except the books.. still looking for a place for that. Girls arrive soon and work starts sooner and I'm excited and nervous. This is going to be a year full of hard work and lots of travel; it'll be tough to balance school and work but I am so looking forward! That said, these cookies (and one's in the upcoming post) were made a couple days before the move in an effort to empty the pantry of all perishables in an effort to minimize waste. Having a couple of opened bags of almond flour and some margarine, I immediately thought of Wedding Cookies, the tender, delicate and crumbly, easy to put together nut cookie that is rolled in powdered sugar. Don't skimp on the salt- it's important here. Next time I might add almond extract to enhance the nut flavor. I think that's all there is to say about these. Oh. They were simply delish.

Wedding Cookies
from the KAF Cookie Companion

1 cup margarine or butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
3/4 almond flour (I used a mixture of almond flour and ground almonds for some texture)
2 1/4 cups flour

1/2 cup powdered sugar

Place the margarine, sugar, vanilla and salt in a bowl,and cream until combined.Add the ground almonds,and beat until combined.Add the flour and beat until combined.The dough should be crumbly but hold together when squeezed. If it has not reached that consistency, drizzle in a bit of canola oil until the texture is reached. Place the dough in the fridge and chill for one hour. Preheat the oven to 325. Line baking sheets with parchment. Pinch off pieces of dough and roll into balls. Place on the baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes until they appear set and are just beginning to brown.
Here they are. I didnt bother coating them in powdered sugar. They were perfect without.. but feel free!

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