And I am recording it here, so that NEXT year, I can print it out instead of spending three freakin' hours flipping through cookbooks. (And I'm so nauseated from this migraine, I didn't even get hungry.)
REALLY FAST ALMOND COOKIES:
8 oz butter (two sticks)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt (I use salted butter and add just a tiny pinch of salt)
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup finely ground almonds (I buzz 'em up in a mini food processor)
a slosh of almond extract if you've got it; Grand Marnier is nice too
Mix it all together into a paste, roll into a log, wrap in foil, and chuck in the fridge. (This is the same method as the toffee-chip shortbread cookies, and known as an 'icebox cookie' in this part of the world. Your useless food trivia for the day.) When it's cold, slice into rounds about 1/4 inch thick (a really thin knife, like a boning knife, is good for this), lay out on a cookie sheet, and bake at 300 degrees, this says for thirty minutes but I'd start checking them at fifteen. When they juuuust start turning brown on the edges, they're done.
The recipe says to make little sandwiches out of them, with raspberry jam, but my family scarfs 'em up, as-is.
I'm so freakin' domestic.