Cupcakes, cookies & muffins

Almond & Butter cookies with Chocolate

I love the Suits Television series, the two lawyer main characters have such personality and dialogues; I love to see it without the Spanish translation… this is something we normally do here: Tvs buy the American, French, whatever foreign series and then translate into our language. Lots of jokes, smart dialogues, language blinks get lost on the way… too bad.
But now I have the chance to see the original version with subtitles and that’s another way to improve my English and to hear the right expressions such as: “get my shit together!” Yes, I heard that for the first time the other day at Suits and boy, I should implement that in my blog and life in general.
butter almond cookies
Have you ever experienced that overwhelming feeling when you want to do so many things that you don’t know where to start with and you find new things to do to forget about those first ones you should be worrying about? That’s my status… I have to do something with this blog, I actually like the way it looks but I cannot get my publicity in the new design. I also have to finish my recipe book (yes I started one and it needs lots of time and effort), I have to finish painting some of the house rooms, bla bla bla.
I wanted to bake these cookies for a long time and now after my birthday trip to Copenhagen I finally did :D. They are really similar to the typical Danish ones, so if you like those, try baking these and add some chocolate to forget about those ideas that stress you. Get a coffee or a tea ready and byte by byte scape from reality… at least, for a while ;D.
This post is dedicated to those who haven’t lost the faith in me: Laura, Joan, Valli, Jenn, Marta, Norma, Katie among many others… and to the rest of readers who bump into this blog for the first time. Thank you all!
I had 5 layers of thick clothes to bear with the climate!!! Here, with my admired Hans Christian Andersen.
Are you a savory person more than a sweet one? This is what you should try: Reserva Ibérica. Best of the best Acorn ham ever!


Ingredients for a batch of 20 cookies aprox: 260 grs of sifted all purpose flour, 226 grs of butter, 150 grs of ground toasted almonds, half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 2 grs of salt, 150 grs of white sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 large egg yolks. 150 grs of black chocolate.
  • Take a big bowl and place the butter at room temperature and the sugar. Use an electric mixer to get a fluffy dough. Add the eggs yolk and vanilla and beat again. Add the ground almonds and finally the flour, the cinnamon and salt. Beat until is all incorporated.
  • Preheat the oven at 180ºC.
  • Place some kitchen film on the counter, get half the dough over it, cover with paper film again and get a thin dough layer with the help of your roller. Place inside the fridge and let it cool for at least half an hour.
  • Prepare an oven tray with oven paper on top.
  • Cut the dough with the shape you like best, place over the oven paper and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are a little brown.
  • Place over a wire rack to cool them down.
  • To prepare the chocolate: Cut it small pieces. Get a pot with hot water on the stove. Place a bowl over it and pour the chocolate. Keep on stirring it until it melts.
  • When the cookies are cold decorate them as you wish.


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02/20/2013 · 7:26 h by Tracey

These look delicious,Nuría! I´m the opposite,definitely more of a sweet person than savoury!!Wow, you´re writing a recipe book….I can´t wait to read it!!!

02/20/2013 · 14:04 h by bellini

So much exciting news Nuria. Writing a cookbook, trips to Copenhagan….and delicious cookies. I would love to hear all about it!! You go my friend!!!!

02/20/2013 · 19:51 h by katiez

Oh you were brave – going to Copenhagen in winter…. Love the cookies. Know the feeling well about not knowing where to turn first!

02/20/2013 · 22:08 h by Joan Nova

Forget you? Nunca! Jamas! But, miss you … si, si chica!

06/20/2013 · 13:58 h by norma

How can we foeget u guapa. Yoy do have your shit together. Remember your promise to visit new york. By the way nuria these are Phils favirite cookies.

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