What comes round goes round
Monday December 17th 2012, 11:33 pm
Filed under: Family,Food,Recipes

The phone rang about five minutes ago. At this hour? I wondered. (Actually, not, I need to fix that time stamp that didn’t change with the daylight savings change last month.)

“This is your daughter,” pronounced She Who Can Hear Across The House (but is toiling away on a tight work deadline), “do you want to take the cookies out of the oven? They’ve been beeping for awhile.”

I had made them to help lighten her load a bit for the evening. They’re a little more golden around the edges than they might have been. Perfect.


Almond Meringue cookies

Mix 1 1/2 c almond meal (thank you Trader Joe’s) with 1 1/2 c powdered sugar, set aside. Whip three egg whites till they hold a stiff peak, fold in the almond/sugar mixture. Tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper on top of a baking sheet, bake at 350 for–well, it was supposed to be 15-18 minutes. And yes you can just use a heavily-greased cookie sheet, but with these, parchment paper really is the way to go.

If you want, dip these in melted bittersweet chocolate and then refrigerate.


The funny thing about these is that my daughter once asked my friend Miriam for her almond cookie recipe and Miriam, bemused, answered, They’re your mom’s recipe.


Good and fast and healthy (not to mention addictive.) Enjoy!

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laughing here at the alarm system — at our house I sometimes don’t hear that timer on the oven, and my dog will come and nudge me — I say whatever works short of the fire alarm is good!

Comment by bev 12.18.12 @ 10:04 am

I quite agree with Bev, but my birds apparently pay no attention.

Comment by Don Meyer 12.18.12 @ 10:32 am

Hehehe! Yay Michelle! I have a friend who really prefers slightly burnt cookies. And it seems I somehow get sidetracked on the first or last cookie sheet-full.

Comment by DebbieR 12.18.12 @ 10:41 am

Oh, MY! Another winning recipe! I might have to make these for my kids at Christmas!

Comment by Pegi 12.18.12 @ 11:06 am

What a great tale… from start to finish.

She’d probably appreciate that the Knight used Facetime while we were in the same room last week,just because he’d never used it.

Comment by Channon 12.19.12 @ 8:31 am

Almond and meringue – how could it be better?

Oh, yes, you did mention chocolate. 🙂

Comment by twinsetellen 12.19.12 @ 4:12 pm

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