What Kind of Nut Are You?
I’m a big fan of the seeds covered with hard shells in all varieties — as a sundae topping, in baked goods, or simply by themselves! (You probably thought I was going to talk about how I’m a raving fan of Latham Seeds, eh? Instead I’m taking a break from promoting our company’s products to talk about nuts.)
National Nut Day is celebrated annually on Oct. 22. So, today I decided to devote a little time to studying this topic. I learned that people around the globe are encouraged to celebrate National Nut Day by eating large quantities of baked goods, nuts or snacks. Any holiday that encourages you to eat baked goods is worth celebrating.
Sound nutty to you? Well, I’ll admit it — I’m a nut! According to a Fisher® Nuts personality quiz, I’m an almond to be exact. You can take this short quiz, too: http://www.fishernuts.com/fisher/press_pdfs/nut_quiz.pdf.
The Fisher® Nuts Website also includes a link to all the nut recipes you could ever dream of. For some reason, I’m drawn to the Almond Cookie Bites …
What kind of nut are you?
Almond Cookie Bites
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup Fisher Chef's Natural Whole Almonds, finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons almond extract
- 36 Fisher Chef's Naturals Whole Almonds
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- In medium bowl combine flour, chopped almonds, allspice, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
- In large bowl cream butter and powdered sugar using electric mixer.
- Add almond extract.
- Stir in flour mixture; mix until just combined.
- Shape level tablespoons of cookie dough to form balls.
- Place on baking sheet, spacing 1 inch apart.
- Gently press 1 almond into center of each ball.
- Sprinkle granulated sugar over cookies.
- Bake 16 to 18 minutes.
- Remove from oven; cool cookies 3 minutes on baking sheet.
- Transfer cookies to cooling rack; cool completely.