Wednesday, 1 January 2014

The first day in a brand new year.

While I was preparing for a batch of cookies I happened to observe hubby and our host in the garden.
What are they doing?
Is J.P. trying to hypnotize Pete?

Funny thing. :))
the cookies turned out good, despite that I didn't have all the ingredients. 
I used my fantasy.
Polvorones (Powder Cookies, for recipe see below)
And then 
 I LOVE sunsets over the ocean.
 First golden, then fading...
So beautiful, so breathtaking.

Polvorones (Powder Cookies)

Ingredients (alterations in blue)
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup ground walnuts (1/2 cup of crumbled marzipan)
1 cup chopped walnuts (1/2 cup of crumbled butterfingers)
                                      (1/2 cup of old fashioned oats)
1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus more for serving

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the sugar and beat until well blended. Beat in the flour, and then the ground and chopped walnuts. Divide the dough in half, forming each half into a ball. Wrap separately in plastic and chill until cold, about 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Working with half of the chilled dough at a time while keeping the rest in the fridge, roll the dough by 2 teaspoonfuls or between your palms into balls. Arrange the balls on a large baking sheet, spacing them 1/2-inch apart.

Bake the cookies until golden brown on the bottom and just pale golden on top, about 18 minutes. Cool the cookies for 5 minutes on the baking sheet. Toss the warm cookies in the powdered sugar. Transfer the sugar-coated cookies to a rack to cool completely. (The cookies can be prepared 2 days ahead. Store in an airtight container at room temperature). Sift additional powdered sugar over the cookies, if desired, before serving.

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  1. Sounds like a wonderful time, enjoy the much better weather than back home.

  2. Anything is better than ice and snow, that's for sure!

  3. Gorgeous sunset!!!

    Is that the kitchen in your trailer? It's so big and roomy. If that's inside the trailer, you have quite a lot of room - no wonder you love to cook while you're on the road. And the cookies look delicious! :)


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