Sunday, December 24, 2006

blogging from Minnesota, sadly snowless

I made it safely to Minnesota, and I was sorely disappointed by the lack of snow. We did, however, arrive just in time for my brother's birthday dinner. He just turned the big 45, so I was glad to be here for moral support. After dinner we watched a movie of his choosing -- XXX, starring the indomitable Vin Diesel. Quite the film, I tell you.

Today's cookie recipe features eggs in a rather unusual form -- hard-cooked. This makes a small batch, so feel free to double it!

Norwegian Cookies
Makes 2 dozen

2 hard-cooked egg yolks
1/4 C. sugar
1 C. flour
1/2 C. butter
1/4 tsp. almond extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter. Rub egg yolks through a fine mesh strainer. Add to creamed butter. Add sugar, part of flour, and mix/knead well. Add rest of flour. Add almond extract. When mixed well, shape dough into small balls. Roll in colored sugar. Place on ungreased pan. Keep an eye on them while baking -- probably about 8 minutes.

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