Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Sweet sick day with cookies and hugs
Today I stayed at home to care for my sick little girl. At least, it's a productive day in the sweets making and cuddling department.
I came up with these cookies while I was trying to find ways to use this big bag of almond flour I bought. I found a promising recipe on Anja's food for thought blog but my constantly multi-tasking self misread part of the recipes and I ended up with inadvertently delicious cookies. Here is my modified recipe for this almond sandwich cookies with a cherry filling:
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 orange or lemon zest (optional)
1 cup flour
1/4 cup almond flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup cherry jam or any other kind. This recipe would also work well with nutella or lemon curd.
loosely inspired from:
Mix wet ingredients together. Add dry ingredients gradually. Spoon about 2 Tbs dough onto parchment paper.
Bake at 375F for 10 minutes.
When cooled down, place about 1-2 teaspoons of jam at the center of a cookie and assemble the sandwiches. Makes about 12 sandwiches.
These cookies are good by themselves too. The texture is cakey, a bit like a muffin or a cupcake. They would be perfect to make whoopie pies.
Do you have a favorite sandwich cookie?