One of my most loyal (and cookie-excitable) followers from work had a birthday last week, so I obviously had to bake something for her.
This are actually pretty similar to the super popular PB&J Bars, but read on anyway!
I’m breaking my standard photo format for this one to show you my NEW 6-Qt Kitchenaid mixer in all its glory.
Happy Chrismukkah to me!
Back to business.
Step 1: Gather ingredients: Flour, salt, baking powder, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg yolk, sliced almonds, butter, cinnamon, fruit jam,
I’m not really sure what I was thinking. Ginger was not called for. Don’t worry, I didn’t use it by accident. Also, I couldn’t find sliced almonds at the store I was at, so I substituted slivered.
Doesn’t that mixer look so great on the counter?
My Martha Stewart whisk is working out great.
That’s about right. Right?
You have to let these cool completely before cutting, so I had to take them to work and cut them there. I’m not used to baking in the morning. That must be why I grabbed the ginger.
I got: 16
Start time: 7:35 (AM!)
End time: 8:30 (55 mins)
Martha’s estimated time: 1 hour
What did I learn?
- Baking in the morning can be stressful.
- My new mixer is great.
What do I need to learn?
- Should I have used more dough on the bottom to have the specks of jam show through the top like hers?
- Wait, why do mine look NOTHING LIKE HERS?
- These were crumbly. Was it because I used slivered instead of sliced almonds?
Happy birthday, Lauren. I hope you enjoyed them!