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The Sweet Side of a Bookstore Event

Submitted by lizabernard on Fri, 04/05/2019 - 7:20am

cookiesA good mix of authors and their books are important ingredients for events at the Norwich Bookstore. So are the homemade cookies!

We are fortunate to have several booksellers who are also great bakers who decided a while back that store-bought did not make the grade. So they take turns making cookies to serve at our readings.

Last week, after thoroughly enjoying Emily Bernard's presentation on her new book, Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine, everyone was raving about the batch Carin baked and many asked for the recipe so here it is - with her notes:

Dorie Greenspan's 3-Ingredient Almond Crackle Cookies
1 large egg
6T sugar
1.5 C sliced almonds
(sometimes I add a little vanilla and a pinch of salt, making them technically 5-ingredient cookies)
Whisk sugar and egg together thoroughly. Add almonds. Mix. Drop by soup spoonful on parchment covered cookie sheet. (Dough tends to separate as it waits...just mix it back up.) Tap down with fork to flatten somewhat.
Bake at 325 for 20 minutes, or until nicely browned. Turn sheet halfway through. Cool on racks.  

Come for the writers and the words, enjoy the treats while you're here! - Liza