Well...Now we know where cookie monster may have gotten his "go healthy" idea...
Six weeks after being released from federal prison, Martha Stewart has reached a deal with Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. to create a 24-hour channel featuring cooking, gardening and entertaining programming for women. - Yahoo/AP
Love her or hate her....Martha just keeps rolling along. Is it a coincidence that Martha, a Democrat, got jail time and the likes of Ken Lay, Republicans, who did serious financial damage to our country are still walking free? I don't think so.
But, that being said. Martha's magazines are a fantastic resource for great recipes.
Perfectly delicate shell-shaped cookies—are flavored with lemon or orange zest, but variations include chocolate, cocoa, almond paste, or nuts. Baked in scallop-shaped molds, these cookies are tender with a tight-grained interior and a delicate crust.
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
5tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
1/2cup whole hazelnuts, toasted
1 1/4cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
Pinch of salt
4 large egg whites
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Heat oven to 325 deg;. In a small saucepan, melt butter until light amber in color.
2. Brush madeleine pan with melted butter, and dust lightly with flour. Place hazelnuts and 1 tablespoon confectioners sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade, and process until very fine.
3. Combine hazelnut mixture, 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons confectioners sugar, flour, and salt in a medium bowl. Add egg whites and vanilla, and whisk to combine. Add melted browned butter, and whisk until incorporated. With a tablespoon, fill molds evenly, about three-quarters of the way. Transfer to oven, and bake 14 to 18 minutes. Cool 2 minutes, and remove from pan. Cool completely on a rack, ridged side up. Dust cookies with confectioners sugar.