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.
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Tempting people with these cookies so early in the morning is hardly fair, Anne. I'm patiently waiting to have my breakfast and now I'm craving cookies! Well, I guess that's not actually a bad thing. Bring on the cookies!
Ohhh... trying reeeally hard to think of something else for breakfast! Really hard!
watching those pretty cookies just ater dinner makes me want them as a little dessert...anne they look so gorgeus,(right word? my bad bad english...)
Gorgeous! I think yours turned out better than mine...hmph! I wish I could taste one! At any rate, just wanted to say that you don't need unroasted pistachios--do they even sell those? You just need regular roasted pistachios, unsalted.
ive been avoiding this recipe forever (first in gourmet, then because of molly) but its following me! i think its a sign- i must bake these cookies! it just so happens that i have all the ingredients in my pantry. *smirk*
Molly - thanks again for sharing this recipe. It's seriously one of the best cookies I've tried. Mmm! As for pistachios, the only ones available are both roasted and salted, so they just won't do. Too bad - I love pistachios!
Mmm, I will definately try this recipe... maybe even tonight :-) I'll see if I can find any unsalted pistachios first...
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