"I am a fool for explosively light, crunchy with nuts and powdery with sugar coating cookies with a lingering taste of butter."
--Rose Levy Beranbaum
It is such fun sharing the weekly progress with this diverse group of bakers, learning from one another, and I find so much in common with them...most of the time.
Then one (or more) of them will do something so crazy, so completely off the wall that I find myself saying, "what's WRONG with these people?!"
For example, two of the Alpha Bakers reported that they gave away this week's cookies because they were so good they didn't want them in the house! WHAT?! My world tilts off its axis when I hear things like this!!
Usually, baking inspires a certain generosity in me. I love having freshly baked goods to share....most of the time.
Then there are recipes like this one. Oh, the delicious treasure that we uncovered this week! Cloaked in powdered sugar, kourambiethes are the Greek counterparts to Mexican wedding cakes and Portuguese snowball cookies.
Unlike my CRAZY fellow bakers, I become greedy and reluctant to share. Excuses spring to mind. "He probably doesn't even like almonds." "I think I heard her say she's watching her cholesterol." "I just gave them something last week." Yes, friends, if the ones who want the cookies out of the house are crazy, then this is the soundtrack of sanity!
So add these cookies to the list of baked goods that tempt me to one of the deadly sins. They are that delicious.
Make thine own, dear reader, because I'm hoarding them!
NEXT UP: ElderBlueberry Pie with berries from Norm's Farms in Pittsboro, NC!
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