After almost 11 years of marriage my husband knows how to push my buttons. The thing that urks me more than anything is when he throws out the back-handed complement "This is really good, but it is not my mom's." I then instantly increase in height and muscle mass, my skin color turns green, and I stomp through the city smashing buildings and throwing cars until I reach him, in the middle of the street, and I proceed to pick him up with my fist and squeeze him till he turns blue. Then I come back to reality, go into my room and scream into my pillow for five minutes.
So since moving back to the States, cher mommy no longer makes him his holiday cookies. I have gladly taken on the tradition in hopes that over the years he will forget how mommy's cookies taste and fully appreciate/prefer mine.
These cookies are perfect for the Gluten Free person on your Christmas list. They are chewy and delicious! Now, you can totally ground your almonds and make your own almond flour, but when I try that I usually end up with almond butter. Red Mill's almond flour is one of my favorite products and results in perfect baked goods. It is also my favorite for french macarons.