Almond / Peanut Cookies
March 9, 2021
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These are addictive, so beware. You can’t eat one!
My inability to get to the local cookie shop, 40 miles away, has forced me to attempt to make my own. Peanut Butter being my type. One day as I was about to make a batch. OMG ! I’m out of peanut flour and roasted peanuts. What am I going to do?
Improvise ! I do have a bag of whole Almonds. So I grind up 2 and a half cups whole almonds and sift the flour from the pieces to regrind them.
dry ingredients: mix in a bowl, set aside
2-1/2 cups – all purpose flour
1 tsp – baking powder
1 tsp – baking soda
1 tsp – salt
Grind to flour 2 – 1/2 cup of almonds, I use herb grinder and strainer, set aside.
1 cup – crunchy peanut butter, set aside
break 3 large eggs ( 2/3 to 3/4 cup of egg liquid), set aside
note: Important get the egg liquid amount right ! 2 large eggs are not quite enough.
In your large mixing bowl add:
16 Tbs – butter, ( 2 sticks ) 1/2 lb soft or room temperature
1 cup – granulated sugar
1 cup – packed brown sugar
mix butter and sugar to a heavy cream texture, takes about 5 minutes
mix in peanut butter
mix in 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, add eggs and mix well
and then incorporate the ground almond flour
slowly add flour ( dry ingredients mix )
The dough should be moderately stiff and oily to the feel.
I chill in refrigerator over night to get uniformly cold dough, which forms better and gets better baked results
Onto your prepared cooking sheet, make into 1-1/4 inch size balls.
Flatten to the thickness you want the finished cookies to be.
Cook in a 350F preheated oven, for about 15-16 minutes, or just barely browned edges. As they cook they get bigger in diameter but not much thicker. They will finish a bit over 3 inches in diameter at 1/2 inch thick. Somewhat smooth surface with small cracks. Allow to cool a bit before transferring from cooking sheet as they will be a bit tender while hot. This should yield over 3 dozen cookies…pg
Note: they get even better with a day or two of ageing, if you can resist the temptation. My lady complains about these cookies when ever I make them. Generally while eating one. …pg