Many, many years ago, Alec Baldwin was on the Oprah Show with his mother. His mother made Alec’s favorite “cookie,” which were these Almond Delights. They are the simplest things to make, and everyone loves them and always asks for the recipe. I’m giving this to you just in time for Thanksgiving & Christmas, but you can make them this month just to test them out. ;) I’m telling you…you’ve GOT to try these.
Approx. 1/3 box Club Crackers
1 small pkg Almond Slivers (not sliced)
2 sticks (1 cup) butter
2/3 cup white sugar
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Don’t skip the foil and spray or you’ll wind up with a big mess. Line your cookie sheet with the crackers and sprinkle the almonds over them evenly. Set aside.
Combine butter and sugar in a small saucepan. Once the butter and sugar have melted together and come to a roiling boil, start your timer and boil for 3 full minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and pour over the crackers & almonds. Don’t worry if you don’t get them evenly covered. It’s okay.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove and cool COMPLETELY. The sugar/butter mixture will harden and you’ll be able to break up the crackers once it has completely cooled. Store in a tightly-covered container
and hide them from everyone else.
I’m warning you…you won’t be able to stop eating these. Just put a few on a plate and promise yourself you won’t go back for more. Yeah, like that ever works!
I really wanted to show you my oh-so-close-to-being-finished Granny Ripple afghan, but I decided it would spoil my Tah-Dah so you can’t see it. Boo-hoo! I have a name for it and everything. I’m excited to finish and show it to y’all. That’s what I’ll be doing while watching the NASCAR race today.
Oh, my son is coming over to cut my hair today! Remember I hacked it all off last week to about chin-length? Well, he’s coming over today to give me a proper cut & style, and I am looking forward to it. I picked out a picture from one of those hair magazines to show him. I’m glad I’m going to get my short hair back. I’m tired of this long, stringy mess to deal with. I do like being able to braid it or wear it up, but what the hell. It’s a pain in the ass.
And Go Jeff Gordon!