Vanilla Malted CookiesA Martha Stewart cookie recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, malted-milk powder, baking powder, and salt.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer (set on medium speed), beat butter and cream cheese until creamy. Mix in sugar and vanilla seeds. Add egg and vanilla extract, and combine. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture and mix to combine.
Transfer dough to a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe 2 1/2-inch strips (spacing them about 1 inch apart) onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
Bake 11 to 15 minutes or intil golden brown, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely. These cookies may be stored (in an airtight container) for up to 1 week.
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Painter, Sir Adolphe William Bouguereau (November 30, 1825 – August 19, 1905), of La Rochelle, France was influenced by the standards of the French Académie des Beaux-Arts; he was an academic painter. A traditionalist of Neoclassicism and Romanticism, his subjects tended to be of the female body.
This painting, Temptation (1880), is an oil on canvas. It is part of a collection housed with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; funded by The Putnam Dana McMillan Fund and the M. Knoedler Fund.
"The title, although ambiguous, suggests a biblical interpretation of the shiny apple that woman holds in her hand. It thus refers to the apple of knowledge and the innocence of the child on the right. The outdoor setting suggests the landscape of Bouguereau’s native La Rochelle, a coastal town in northern France. It has also been described as an Arcadian background, based upon the seventeenth century idyllic representations of the original Peloponnesian pastoral country of shepherds." - MIA