When the new Gourmet Cookie Book came out just in time for the holidays this year, we ran out to our favorite local bookstore, McNally Jackson, to get it. Since many of us here at Purl Soho grew up with Gourmet Magazine, it holds a special place in our hearts and we deeply miss its presence in our lives. The new cookie book is a compilation of the most delicious cookie recipe from each year of the magazine's 68-year existence which spans 1941-2009. It seems almost too good to be true!
We were so excited about the book that we decided to adapt one of the recipes for our Purl Bee readers to enjoy over the holidays. Since we share a common love for anything almond flavored here at Purl Soho, we turned their Glittering Lemon Sandwich Cookies from the book into our Glittering Almond Sandwich cookies. Yum! To adorn the cookies, we wanted to find the sparkliest sanding sugars possible. We were thrilled to find these at Williams-Sonoma. The large granules of sugar really catch the light and make the cookies sparkle before your eyes. Each cookie truly looks like a gem.