This blog is never stagnant, it's a work in progress, and sometimes I need to explore other options to make my life easier. BTW my blogroll was deselected, not deleted. There's a difference. I can just as easily select the content again and BLINK it will reappear exactly as it was before. I may do that from time to time. But for now, this works for me. So thank you for understanding.
Moving right along, we have ACORN cookies! These are too cute and dangerously good. Here's the recipe:
Cream together 2/3 cup butter, 6 T. powdered sugar, 1 teas. vanilla extract, 1/2 teas. almond extract, and add 2 cups sifted flour and 1/4 teas. salt. Save time by throwing it all in the food processor and pulse until dough forms. Take a spoonful of dough at a time and shape it to resemble an acorn (oblong with a pointed end). Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in preheated oven at 325 degrees F for about 10-15 minutes until golden brown. When cookies have cooled, melt 1 cup of chocolate chips + 1 T. vegan shortening. Dip one end of cookie in chocolate and again in finely chopped almonds. Place back on the cookie sheet to set up. Makes about 2 dozen or so. Quite apropos for fall don't ya think?
Nicer still, with a cup of hot cocoa and fresh whipped cream.
Gotta run, but I'll be back on Friday with a little Halloween craft to share and a ghastly true-life tale to go with it.
Incidently, I just noticed this is my 500th post!