So the Pens, more specifically Juliet Blackwell, got some absolutely FANTASTIC news last week. Her latest release, DEAD BOLT, hit the New York Times Extended list at number 24.
ps. Since it is cookie week, I'm going to share a recipe given to my mother about 45 years ago by our German neighbor. These Almond Rings are a staple every year in our house.
3/4 lb sifted flour (3 cups)
1/2 lb sugar (1 1/8 cup)
1/2 lb butter
1/2 lb blanched almonds finely grated (you can buy almond meal now!!)
1 t. cinnamon
2 whole eggs
Mix all the cookie ingredients together until it forms into a nice ball. Cool a little in the refrigerator. Roll out dough & press into rings (use a glass and then cut a whole in the center of the circle with a thimble)
Put on ungreased pan. Bake at 350 degrees until gold.
Mix confectioners sugar and rum until you have a liquid consistency (but not too runny). Brush on cookies (warm or cold)