Unfortunately, my photo shoot had to be cancelled this morning. So I took advantage of my unexpected free time and baked!
These ready-made Pillsbury sugar cookies are on deep discount right now because of their Valentine’s theme…
I decided to celebrate President’s Weekend by adding some blue!
Take a cookie…
…stuff it with a Jordan Almond…
No more hearts – just red/white swirls (with a surprise waiting inside)
In this form, they required more time in the oven than the package directions (about 7 minutes)
I even used a cooling rack (which I never take the time to do)
Sampled the “ugly” one
Oh, Say Can You See???
REALLY wonderful. The Jordan Almonds stay crunchy inside, which is a lovely contrast in texture. If you are looking to whip up a quick, easy (and super cheap) dessert for this weekend this is it!
I paired my Patriotic Cookie with a good old American apple…
…trying to eat lightly because I scored a last-minute special treat!
First discovered El Leon Spa via a Groupon, was blown away, and signed up for their mailing list – I’m psyched to try out their Custom Oil Massage for 1/2 off. (And speaking of discounts, there’s a great deal this weekend for Dole Whip, which I also loved, and blogged about here!)