I think I’ve already told you all that we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here, since we’re not Americans. But oh boy, I do like the dinner roll part. And of course, the part where you count your blessings and are thankful for everything that you have.
As for the moment, I’m really thankful for all the lovely readers I have. Thank you so much for your sweet comments! I cannot stress enough how they always make my day and put a smile on my face. You’re the best!
Today, I want to be thankful for my friend Dolega, who was the first reader of this blog and the person who makes it work. She always helps me sort out the technical stuff and that kind of server problems who give the blogger headaches. You know the kind: the death blank page, plug-ins which won’t work, the internal server error page… I don’t know where my blog would be without her help, so I decided to send her a batch of these cookies to show some gratitude.
Don’t you love baking cookies for people you care about? The way their faces light up when they take the first bite… magical, I tell you.
I wasn’t able to see Dolega when she received her box of cookies, since we don’t live in the same town and stuff, but BUT we met up this weekend, guys!!! I’ve always wanted to meet every single one of my lovely readers and meeting her was like a dream come true. Definitely so special! I’m so happy now.
I’d be happier if I had any of these cookies left though. They were uuuhmazing. And health-ish too. A wonderful addition to the Christmas Cookie Tray. And they’d be a fabulous addition to my mouth right now, to be honest. How am I supposed to get trough Monday without cookies, I don’t know.
Granted, I could go and bake a batch of these babies right now. They’re so darn easy to make! I like to call them “The Lazy Girl Cookies” because:
a) There are only 4 ingredients, so you lazy girls don’t need to get off the bed and go to the store to buy lots of weird ingredients.
b) They’re one bowl cookies so there’s no need to clean the mixer and/or lot of dishes when you’re done, which if you’re anything like me, it is like a major win. Oh gosh, I do hate doing the dishes.
c) They’re low-carb, so you don’t need to go for a run after the first bite to take advantage of all that sugar in your veins… You could go take a nap instead, I guess.
See? I told you that “Lazy Girl Cookies” is a better name.
These are so simple to make that it makes me wonder why I’m writing a post instead of baking another batch right now.
Flavor and texture wise, they’re lovely as well. The almond pairs wonderfully with the strawberry jam, a match madce in heaven that you definitely need to try. Although I’m pretty positive that they’d be great if you used your favorite ham as well. Almond-Fig cookies, anyone??
1 + 1/4 cup almond meal
3 tbsp. butter or coconut oil
1 tbsp. honey
12 tsp. (1 tsp. per cookie) strawberry jam (can be sugar free)
1. Mix almond meal, melted butter and honey until you form a ball. It’ll be greasy.
2. Chill for 3o minutes.
3. Shape cookies into balls and make an indentation with your thumbprint or spoon. Fill it with jam.
4. Bake at 180ºC (375F) for 10-11 minutes.
The recipe is low carb, gluten and grain free and can be made paleo using honey-sweetened jam and coconut oil.
I adapted it from Living Healthy With Chocolate
You lazy guys and girls, get off your butts and make these cookies as soon as possible. They’re so quick to make that you’d be back in your bed, all wrapped by fuzzy blankets in no time. With the added bonus of a plate of cookies, duh.
Happy Monday, my friends!