Random Thought #10: Pinterest is making my life harder.

I know I am not the only one who has this problem.  A couple years ago this is how my Easter would have gone:

1) Buy Paas brand Easter Egg Dye

2) Dye Eggs that smell like vinegar

3) Make normal deviled eggs to take to my mom’s

4) Make normal dessert to take to my mom’s

Because of pinterest this is no longer acceptable.  Gone are the Pas dyes.  Instead we will be using Kool-Aid on some of the eggs, and Mod-Podge to coat some with paper.

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And forget the normal deviled eggs!  Nope.  According to Pinterest I must have BETTER eggs.  Keeping the Kool-Aid dye, dip the shelled eggs once, and then proceed to devil the eggs (hope they are not sweet….):

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Regular Dessert??  Nope.  I must make cute egg’s nest cookies.  Sugar cookies with green tinted coconut, on which sits tiny candy eggs:

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These pics are the ones I got from Pinterest.  I will post MY results tonight or tomorrow…stay tuned!

Random Recipe: Dutch almond cookies

Perfect holiday cookies.  These are sure to please any cookie lover.  You can find the almond paste in the bakers isle of your grocery store.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
8 ounces almond paste
2 egg whites lightly beaten
3 ounces sliced almonds

Method:

1. Lightly grease cookie sheet.  Do not use dark or non stick pans for these cookies….as the bottoms will burn.  Aluminum works best.

2. In a medium mixing bowl sift together dry ingredients.

3.  In a separate bowl break up almond paste and beat together with egg whites using a hand mixer.

4.  Add dry ingredients to egg mixture and combine without over mixing.

5.  Drop by rounded teaspoon 2″ apart on cookie sheet

6.  Press 4 sliced almonds into the top of each cookie in a pinwheel design.

7.  Bake in a 300 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

8.  Remove to cooling rack and sprinkle with granulated sugar.