If you’re out of money because every time you’ve tried to buy Christmas gifts you end up just like, buying cute shit for yourself (same), going the route of MAKING your handouts can be incredibly economical. I mean, Martha Stewart has been making cookies and gingerbread estates and shit for years, and that bitch is loaded and always wears cute cool-mom clothes.
Cookies are overdone and chocolate is fattening, so today we’re making roasted almonds that’ll keep long past the holidays and bring joy or something to whoever you gift them to.
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp cold water
- 4 cups whole almonds – none of that slivered shit
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup white sugar
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
First off, preheat the oven to 250F. Grease a 10×15-inch baking sheet with a lip and set aside so it can be your nut-holder for laters. Grab a bowl and beat the egg white, then add the water and beat the whole thing more until it’s frothy but not stiff. Add the almonds and stir that shit till it’s all nice and coated.
In a small bowl, mix together the sugars, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle over the nut-egg white mixture until everything is incorporated. Spread the almonds on the greased baking sheet and put in the oven for like an hour, stirring slash moving the almonds around every 20 minutes or so.
Take those bitches out and allow to cool completely. Then you can divvy them up into some kind of adorable bags and bestow them upon whoever you deem worthy.