March 12, 2010

taking the week off

Sorry everybody - I did not manage to fit any new fake meat items into my diet this week. We've been stocking up on some new stuff to test out, though, and I'm just starting my spring break (woo!), so I'll try to work up a stockpile of reviews for the next time I get too lazy busy.

For now, check out the cookies I'm baking right now. They came from this website. I only modified it slightly (unusual for me), and only because I didn't want to pay the exorbitant price for almond paste at my grocery store while having a bunch of whole almonds on hand.

For your reference (and mine), I just ground up 3 ounces of almonds in my mini food processor, added an ounce of sugar, about a teaspoon of water, and a half teaspoon of almond extract, and substituted that for the 3 ounces of almond paste the recipe calls for. And yes - I included the optional 3/4 cup sliced almonds (had those on hand as well).

I'm waiting for the cookies to cool, but the dough was DELICIOUS!

Have a good weekend!


  1. No worries gawmbot - cookies are definitely in store for you! Freshly baked ones, no less. :)