Who told you I was trying to cut back on carbs?
Well it WAS true until my daughter was over last week and just happened to say “Let’s bake some cookies!”
This was before I tried on Mother of the Bride dresses. Oh my goodness ~~ have you seen the styles of dresses out this year? Very form fitting….very unforgiving, very depressing! Oh well, I have about two and a half months to cut back on carbs. Too many temptations during summer.
I would hate to have to measure out just how much batter we ate that never made it to a cookie sheet!
This is a recipe Jamie got from her Grandmother last Christmas. You MUST try it. It is SO good! The almond really makes it.
1 cup butter
1 cup oil
1 c. white sugar
1 c. powdered sugar
2 tsp almond flavoring
4 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
2 cups sliced almonds (we used 1 cup)
1 pkg toffee bits ( we used 1/2 package)
1 tsp. cream of tarter
Cream butter, oil, sugar. Add eggs one at a time and then flavoring. Mix dry ingredients. Gradually add to above mixture. Stir in almonds and drop by Tablespoons on parchment paper. Bake 12 mins. @ 350*. ** Note: Half of the recipe still makes a lot. We used the same amount of almonds and toffee bits.
I was out of parchment paper, but they turned out great anyway. Just watch them and don’t let them get too brown.
I have another CARB “recipe” for you. I told you a few weeks back Mr. Brown Socks tried growing sweet corn for the first time this year. He says it will be the last as we had to outsmart the raccoons by playing a radio during the night to keep them frightened and thinking it was Farmer Craig.
Since it has been so dern hot this summer, I decided to try a cooking method I recently ran across that doesn’t require a huge kettle of boiling water. You simple wet a paper towel and wring it out. Wrap each piece of corn in a damp towel, place on a plate and microwave for about five minutes! Simple as that and it taste just liked you had boiled them.
And as if I need ONE MORE carb temptation %*#! Mr. Brown Socks also grew Yukon Gold potatoes and asked me to pretty please fry some! (Please believe me when I say I rarely fry food anymore.) I made my entire meal on an ear of sweet corn and a good portion of these potatoes. Well after all, they are Martha’s favorite type of potato!! :)
I did dab off the excess oil.
Hoping you are doing better than I watching your carb intake!
Joining Michael this week over at Designs by Gollum and Foodie Friday.