I LOVE to bake! One year, I even took a course in "French Pastry Arts" in NYC. It was years ago, and I'm still paying for it!! It was an amazing experience, but I've decided that you can learn just as much from all the great cook books and tutorials out there.
This book won't teach you French Pastry techniques, but it's full of American classics! Plus, it's the cutest, vintage book ever! It makes such a cute gift for someone who loves to bake!
I know they've started re-printing this now, but I like to pick up vintage copies whenever I can find them. It's getting harder though. This one is a first edition, from 1963.
We're big fans of almond flavor at our house. So I'll make these!
Grandma's Pyrex bowl should make them taste best right? :)
"Mama?? What is this??? I'm so excited I can't see straight!!"
We keep that one glass with the pattern on the bottom, for just this purpose. It gives a nice star shape to the cookies. The little red dish that the sugar is in, is Fiesta Ware. We also LOVE Fiesta at our house!! You can seriously drop it, crash it into things...it never chips or breaks!!
When the cookies were done, I wasn't "thrilled" with them. They just weren't quite almondy enough for me. So I made an almond frosting. Just some powdered sugar, almond extract, a splash of 2% milk, and a pinch of salt. I kept the consistency fairly thick so that it didn't run off the sides of my cookie. I gave each one a dab of frosting, not worrying about spreading them nice. These were going to look rustic! I topped each with a slivered almond...and there you have it!
Anyway, the "Cooky Book" is really cute...even if you just put it on your counter for display! Hee hee :)
I'm linking up to It's A Very Cherry World today! See more REDNESDAY there!