Yeah, you can take three cookies, if you want. What I intend, though, is that this is the third take in a series of twelve recipes for cookies.
And I was a little disappointed in what happened with my cookies tonight. They aren't horrible, but they aren't the killer cookies I made last night, either. I first had these cookies at my friend's Cookie Exchange party a few Christmases ago and loved them. She even created darling cards for the recipe—complete with glitter!
I got into the recipe and while the eggs were beating in, I went to get the flour canister. When I returned and looked at the recipe once again, I realized that there was NO flour mentioned! Now What? Well, 'now what' I get to do is improvise. I first went to the computer and did a search and found the recipe immediately and it called for 2 cups of flour. That's what I used, but in the future, I will use more. They turned out pretty flat and 'lacy-looking' on the edges. They are still good, but not very pretty.
Toasted Almond & Cranberry Cookies
- ½ c. butter, softened
- ½ c. shortening
- 1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
- 2/3 c. sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 . baking powder
- ½ t. baking soda
- 1/8 t. salt
- 8 oz. white chocolate
- 2 c. corn flakes cereal
- 1 c. sliced almonds, lightly toasted
- 6 oz. dried cranberries
- ¾ t. almond extract
Beat butter and shortening until creamy, add sugars, beat well. Add eggs, beating well. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in chocolate, cereal, almonds, cranberries, and almond extract. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2" apart onto baking sheets.
Bake at 350˚ for 10 minutes.
There was a cooling rack of these out when Aly came downstairs and she took one look and said, "Why do you have to keep making cookies for the birds?!" I said, "What do you mean?!" She said, "You keep making cookies with dried fruits and nuts!! Those are for the birds! Where's the chocolate?!"
Mmmm …. I guess chocolate is coming tomorrow!!
For those who are wondering …. My dad was having a rough time of recovering up until tonight. Really rough. The pain levels were high and he was quite nauseous. He was finally given some medicine that kicked the nausea and was able to drink something tonight. Mom felt that he had taken quite a significant turn for the better so she actually went home tonight and I hope she gets some good rest as well. Maybe tomorrow, Dad will be able to get up and move around a little. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.
21 days until my brother and his family come!