Tuesday, May 03, 2011

that green stuff

Spring break did not last that long. We've been home for a week and a day, and I JUST climbed out from all of my piles. We had some of the best weather we have ever had in Florida, and returned to some of the greenest grass we've ever seen.
I cut every last daffodil and brought them inside.
There was a cookie recipe I've had on the brain since Kim emailed me a recipe that Theresa shared with her.
The most time consuming thing was filling the bowl on the cuisnart. When removing the shell of the pistachio, one must put one nut in the bowl, the next one in your mouth. Collecting enough to grind takes some time.
I ended up with about 3/4 cup ground pistachio. The recipe is written in grams so I used this website to convert.
If you know anything about my cookie making, you would know that I am a huge fan of the slice and bakes. So, instead of using a cookie cutter (I blew the whole fine flock thing), I rolled it in a log, refrigerated for a couple of hours, cut and baked. They really are so easy and fast. Which means more time to knit.
I was a HUGE fan of these cookies. I mean, love, love, LOVE. The lemon zest along with the pistachio gives them a fabulous flavor. However, I have two boys that WILL NOT eat anything green in their cookies. Can you believe that! Crazy kids.
Kim also shared this super cool site. Love it. Above are the conversions I used.
Back tomorrow to talk about 60 quick baby knits.

25 comments:

fridica said...

Mmmm, lemon zest and pistacio... Mmm...

sUsAn said...

Oh, man, I love pistachios!!! Thx for posting this! I am going to try your slice and bake version.

tentenknits said...

gorgeous flowers!! and I may need to make some of those cookies like right now. ;-)

At Home Mommy Knits said...

These look delicious! Sounds like you had a wonderful spring break. Thanks for sharing :)

kim said...

Those cookies look so yummy. T and I will be waiting for our batch in the mail. So glad you had a great trip.

Nantucket Dreams said...

Welcome back! I never would get enough nuts for the recipe...I'd eat too many in the process! Are you guys getting all this rain too? I think that's why the grass is so green...I'm ready for sun though!

3 M's and 1 N said...

I have to try your log cookie baking method.. because I agree, more time to knit means good things!

And I think it's crazy your boys won't eat them.. more for you, right? :)

MadMad said...

Welcome home! We missed you!

michelle said...

Love the new header!!
xox M

Suzanne said...

I love the "one for the bowl, one for me" pistachio philosophy. Can't wait to see your spring break knitting.

Andi said...

Could those cookies sound more any more incredible? Thank you for passing on the recipe. Welcome back.

Tina said...

Oh those look good!!!! I would love to give them a try :)

Maile (My-lee) Ann said...

Wow! Will add to my wish list of recipes. It comes right after the Nutella meringues.

Victoria said...

I have printed off the recipe and can't wait to try them. Aren't pistachios so beautiful - as are your daffs. x

Delusional Knitter said...

Those look delicious! I can totally understand how it can take so long to grind up the pistachios, one definitely has to eat every other one ... its only good quality control checking!

Susan Lesley said...

They look SO yummy!

Laura said...

If your boys don't like them, that means more for you!!

I totally understand the eat one, grind one... I'd have trouble grinding any!!

I look forward to trying this out!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Wonderful image. I just love the abundance of daffodils contained in this small single frame.

Janet B said...

Sounds yummy! I have a similar pistachio cookie recipe that is a favorite. Can't go wrong with green nuts!

Kristyn Knits said...

welcome back!! sounds like it was perfect!!
LOVE all the daffodils!! I HAVE TO plant more of those!
have a great finish to your week!

Sarah said...

The bit about you converting the recipe made me smile; I'm in UK and went out and bought special American Cups cups so I don't have to convert recipes any more. I forget that it's goes in the other direction too... :)

Deanna said...

I bake cookies for the Hospice families and am always looking for something new and different - this will be great!

Kathryn said...

I somehow came across your sugar cookies from Nigel and have been hooked to your blog ever since. It's lovely. I just want to let you know that I've awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award (http://bee-and-you.blogspot.com/2011/05/awarding.html).

molly said...

oh, yum, yum, double yum!

April said...

Those cookies look awfully tasty. Might just have to try out that recipe pretty soon.