So, let's play it safe and make a half batch of cookies! Susan, you made me hungry for blueberries!
These are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside with lots of chewy almond paste bits and juicy blueberries. I like to take it easy on the sugar for these because the almond paste adds its own sweetness to these cookies, but they are still sweet because they are cookies. They do have blueberries and nuts (from the almond paste) so they're practically a whole food, right? That is if you don't count the fat, the sugar, the white flour, and the fact that I could probably shove an entire batch in my mouth within minutes.
Your Honor, let the record show that I CAN actually bake things without using any chocolate.
Half-Batch Blueberry Almond Cookies
Serves: 10 cookies
What To Do:
Mandatory Cookie Notes:
If you can, bake a test cookie first. That’s what I do when I’m trying out a new-to-me recipe to make sure I don’t end up with ruined cookies and wasted ingredients. Different people measure things differently, we may use different brands of baking ingredients, and we may live at different altitudes that might alter the cookies. So if possible, bake a test cookie and see how it does in the oven. If it doesn’t melt into a puddle of cookie, go ahead and bake the rest of the batch. If it melts it means you’re going to need to work a little bit more flour into the dough.
My oven doesn't like to bake from the top. I have to bake my cookies for seven or eight minutes and then switch to broil, still at 350, for the final two or three minutes. If your oven is an incompetent imbecile like mine, you might want to do the same. Keep an eye on them if you broil them though – Captain Obvious would like to point out that parchment paper is flammable.
That's it for the foods. Now let's check on the birds! Mr. Wing-It and I are both very witty when it comes to naming our backyard birds. For example, here is one of the downy woodpeckers that visit us every day. His name is Woody. Creative genius! All the other woodpeckers that visit us are also called Woody.