Do you like cookies? Do you like using common household ingredients? Do you like minimal work for maximum desserts? Well, listen up.
Everything you need to make these cookies (yes, all of the 4 ingredients) is probably in your house right at this very moment. “Please, make these cookies,” the ingredients scream, “they’re so delicious. I want to be useful!”
These cookies take all of 20 minutes start-to-mouth to make, and they’re crumbly (like sand, get it?) and perfectly nutty. And anyway, I think it’s safe to say that the less work involved, the better, no?
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you read that right. 4 ingredients. Skeptical? I was. I don’t blame you…it sounds too good to be true. But this recipe always turns out for me, and I’ve been using it for years.
I love making cakes and pastries that require more work. It’s fun and therapeutic. I bake when I’m mad, sad, happy, bored, anything. But sometimes I don’t feel like doing much work and still want something chocolaty and cake-like. This inevitably leads me to brownies.
I doubt there is any other non-chocolate dessert I love more than cinnamon rolls. A few years ago I also would have told you that if something isn’t chocolate, then it shouldn’t be sweet. Thankfully, I have mostly passed this hurdle, as you can see by recipes such as my Lazy Fruit Shortbread.
There’s actually no anise in this recipe. I just thought they looked pretty.
What? I’ve promised you a trick to homemade buttermilk, you say? But of course. I never buy buttermilk because of this trick, just FYI. Let’s all put the buttermilk industry out of business, shall we?
I find it to be a real problem for matzo desserts (and Passover food in general) to taste edible. It’s quite difficult to achieve a taste that borders on something you might consider eating when you don’t keep kosher for Passover.
I have to say, I wouldn’t have expected it from myself, either. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my favorite? What has this world come to?
I know, I know. But rest assured, I don’t like healthy-tasting things, so these aren’t some sort of sugar-free, flax-raisin, whole wheat concoction. No way. We treat our desserts with respect around here.
So, I know it’s not Pi Day. But it was…two days ago. And I didn’t have time to make any pie on the actual day, so I postponed it to yesterday. The actual writing of this post was then pushed to today because I made it last night. Aaand now you’re all caught up.
I had never actually made a fruit pie before, but I have always wanted to make a strawberry pie. Strawberries just handle baking very well, I think. Raspberries, too. Maybe it’s a red-fruit-only club. Extremely exclusive, you’ve probably never heard of it.