Marzipan filled cookies
I know, he is crying, but there are other reasons for a baby to cry, right?
He might be too cold or too warm, he might be overwhelmed by all these new people around, he might be, you know, a baby.
But no, he is not hungry, I fed him just an hour ago. And sure if I'll give him a bottle now he will drink it, but his little tummy will hurt and he will be uncomfortable and cry.
I wonder if you'll ask me then again if he is hungry.
But I assure you, I do not starve my little boy.
Next time you hear a baby cry there are about 5% chances that he is crying because he is hungry. 90% chances he is crying because he is tired or he is an overstimulated mess or he just wants a cuddle.
Please stop asking me if my baby is hungry. I know you mean well, people always mean well, but no one knows my baby like I do and you know what, I am on top of things. I can manage, really, even without your reminder that he is hungry.
Have some faith.
Mothers of the world, how many times have you had this conversation in your head?
How many times you felt you are going to punch the next person who is going to ask yet again if your baby is hungry?
How many times you fed your baby, knowing he is not hungry, just that people will stop wondering why your baby is crying? Too many times, if you are weak like me.
I just had to say it.
It's easy to fall into this trap. Baby's cry is not something enjoyable, it's no fun for anybody, so I understand that people want it to "go away" quickly. But it's not going to happen, we are dealing with a person here, and hopefully this person doesn't solve everything that bothers him with a bottle.
30g soft butter
80g agave syrup
1 egg yolk
1/4tsp baking powder
50g marzipan (you can get here honey sweetened marzipan in health food shops)
Mix well, whether by hand or with the mixer till you get a smooth cookie dough.
Roll a small ball of dough in your hands, make a small dimple in it and put a small piece of marzipan in it.
Bring the dough on top of the marzipan, so that the marzipan in not seen, roll again to a ball and flatten it a bit. Continue doing that till you finish all your cookie dough.
Put all the cookies on a tray with a baking paper.
Put in the fridge for about an hour, till your cookies feel hard. Don't skip this step or you'll get really flat and shapeless cookies. The butter in them (and in any cookies you'll ever make) has to be cold and firm when it goes into the oven.
Preheat the oven to 170C.
Bake for about 14 minutes, till the cookies are brown on the bottom but not burned.
Let them cool on a cooling rack.