almond butter leaves

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because we have all decided that cooking with butter is a wonderful thing and i don’t want to bore you with all the gory details of my sick family i will share with you this bit of baked loveliness we made before things went south. 

almond butter leaves. they were soft. yummy. buttery. and for the second batch we added a teaspoon of pumpkin spice which was really just wonderfully fallish.

i can’t tell you much about doubling this recipe because we made it twice.  some of us are still so enthusiastic about baking that we don’t mind doing things twice. there is actually less fighting about who gets to measure what this way too! but that’s just here of course. your children might get along perfectly lovely whilst baking.

oh, that’s right, i was supposed to be giving you a recipe….

almond butter leaves

1/4 c. butter, softened

1/4 c. granulated sugar

1/4 c. confectioner’s sugar

1 egg

1/4 t. vanilla

1/4 t. almond extract

3/4 c. flour

1/2 t. baking powder

-pinch of salt

1/4 c. milk

*optional 1/4 c. finely chopped nuts

heat oven to 350. grease and flour pan. (we were super generous when we did this step). in a large bowl combine all ingredients. blend on low-speed 1 minute, scraping bowl often. beat on medium speed 2 minutes. pour batter into prepared pan. bake 20-22 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. cool in pan 5 minutes; turn out onto cooling rack. cool completely. makes 6 leaves.

i’d kindly like to thank and acknowledge the nordic ware  company for their sweet maple leaf muffin pans and this recipe!

these are the kind of leaves i wouldn’t mind scattered all over my yard! they are actually nourishing. (and yes, the dirt and chicken poop could be a minor deterrent.)

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8 thoughts on “almond butter leaves

  1. I saw the recipe title, I saw the photo–and I swear I got a whiff of them and my stomach growled!

  2. Thanks for the yum yums!

  3. They look wonderfully yummy! Might have to try the recipe; unfortunately I don’t own a leaf pan, but I don’t imagine using a plain old muffin pan would alter flavor.

    Hope you are all a little better today.

  4. Those look delicious and beautiful, I can taste them throught the computer waves….!

  5. Yummy!! What a pretty pan, too! Do you think almond extract actually has almond in it, or is it just flavor? Just curious. I can do my own research, too, so I don’t know what I’m asking you. We have a nut allergy in the house, so I always have to be sure …

  6. I am going to try this recipie today with the kids! Thanks so much for all the gifts you share with us. You are an inspiration my friend! Hope you are feeling better!

  7. I like almonds, but not the flavour from extracts. No idea why. But, I’d skip that and make it anyway! They look yummy!!

  8. christine on said:

    they do luck yummy!

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