On this beautiful Autumn evening I wanted to post what may have been the best thing we baked for Thanksgiving - Acorn Cookies!
A little more complex than many of my recipes in that you'll actually need an oven
, if you can believe it! But still worth while, really! I promise it is totally worth borrowing an oven at a friend's home or even heating up your very own kitchen for these delectable treats.
Roll out your chosen Sugar Cookie Dough, ours came in a tube from the grocers, so much easier to carry a tube to a borrowed oven rather than Flour+Sugar+Baking Soda+Salt etc...
Grab a plastic cup. Give it a squeeze to shape it from a circle to an oval. Cut out oval sugar cookies.
Roll out Peanut Butter Cookie Dough. Continue with the squeezing and cutting of ovals but this time slice those PB Cookie cutouts in half and place them on top of the Sugar Cookies.
Use a fork to mash a little texture into the PB Cookie Caps and bake till golden. We thought an almond would make a terrific stem on the cap but then remembered Marianna can no longer eat nuts with her braces. If you have a Braces-Free Household though, I think an almond stem would be the perfect finishing touch!
And you better make them quick. I'm calling Autumn over on Sunday. That'll be our official start to Winter which will probably run till Valentine's Day. Maybe.