Sunday, March 13, 2005
Sunday Morning Cookies
I woke up pretty late today, and the sun was shining. A beautiful Sunday! And nothing planned - well, except for a magazine that I have to edit and finish today. And I feel so not motivated.
I started off by reading e-mail, checking forums, and reading my blogroll. When I came to Orangette, I was dizzy with hunger (notice that I sit at my computer before breakfast -especially since Per wasn't up yet) and her post on cookies just pushed me over the line. I had to bake. Now. I followed her recipe closely, except I substituted almonds for pistachios (it's impossible to find non-salted, non-roasted pistachios here - at least I haven't had such luck yet) and I only baked them for 11 minutes. I got 18 large, delicious cookies - they have incredible flavor from the cinnamon and apricots, and a lovely chewy/crispy texture. They're a little bit too sweet - I might try omitting a little bit of the sugar - but would go very well with tea. Mm.