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Ms. Elaine Kneeous

Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful young daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.

The Twelve Cookies of Christmas: Buttery Almond Pistachio Thins

12 Cookies of Christmas 2012

Buttery Almond Pistachio Thins

 

  

The only time I truly enjoy baking cookies is at Christmas.  The other 11 months of the year I am perfectly content to bake everything BUT a cookie.  Call it nostalgia, or call it complete lunacy but I would bake every day in December if time allowed.  Yes, there are that many cookie recipes that I love.

 

I made these for the first time last year, and they got rave reviews from family & friends.  While I generally prefer a chewy cookie to a crisp one these Buttery Almond Pistachio Thins are delightful.  As mentioned in my previous blogs they freeze well without the topping (drizzle of white chocolate and chopped pistachios) which can be added once thawed, just before serving.

 

You’ll notice that the beverage pairings are the same ones I suggest for Mexican Wedding Cakes.  It’s not easy to find an almond-pistachio flavor anything.  So pick your favorite, or play around with a combination of syrups and coffees.  Something tells me that no matter what your choice it will be a winner!

 

Coffee:

Pistachio 

Almond  

Caramel Pecan Scone 

 

Tea:

Vanilla Nut Crème tea   

 

Creamer:

Amaretto  

 

Syrup:

Almond syrup by Monin or Almond syrup by Torani  

 

Cocktail:

A very simple martini with my favorite brand of amaretto.  

 

DISARONNO TINI COCKTAIL

A perfectly balanced blend of DISARONNO and Sweet & Sour delivers taste buds to the dark side.

  • 2 parts DISARONNO
  • Splash Sweet & Sour mix

METHOD

Shake with ice and strain into martini a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

 

Don’t miss:

 

12 Cookies of Christmas, Day 1:  Cranberry Eggnog Twirls  

 

12 Cookies of Christmas, Day 2:  Gingerbread Bites

 

12 Cookies of Christmas, Day 3:  Peppermint Meltaways

 

12 Cookies of Christmas, Day 4:  Mexican Wedding Cakes

 

12 Cookies of Christmas, Day 5:  Peppermint Bonbon Cookies

 

12 Cookies of Christmas, Day 6:  Pecan Tassies

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