Tuesdays with Dorie: Kids’ ThumbprintsDecember 27, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in cookies & bars, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 29 Comments
Tags: baking, cookies, dessert
So here is it…the last recipe TWD is baking as a group from Baking: From My Home to Yours. I’ve been in the group for close to four years, close to 200 recipes. It’s kind of hard for me to imagine that we are here at the finish line, and I almost don’t know what to say. It’s very true that my week-to-week posts are not as wordy as they were at first, but I have still have been baking (and eating) with the same enthusiasm. I bake professionally, but, as much as enjoy it, it is so much more satisfying to fire up the oven at home and bake for people I know and love. So, thank you, Dorie for your big, beautiful book of recipes, stories and kitchen wisdom. My husband thanks you, too, btw…that guy has gotten quite accustomed to homemade cake and cookies! Thank you, Laurie for your brilliant idea to start this group and to Julie for keeping it running like clockwork. And thanks to my fellow bakers for leaving so many nice comments over the last four years and always being quick to lend advice and suggestions. You have been so much fun to bake with and get to know!
Boy, I am talking like we are all done here, or maybe like I have just won an Oscar, and neither of those things are true. Starting in February, TWD is switching to a different Dorie book, the classic Baking with Julia. New members are very welcome, so if you want to join the fun you have a whole month to get the book and get on board! And while we’re on hiatus in January, I’ll definitely be posting a least a few rewinds for the handful of BFMHTY recipes I’ve missed along the way.
I almost forgot that there are cookies to talk about! These Thumbprints feature the classic kids’ flavor combo (which I have never outgrown), PB&J. A peanut-coated shortbread-style cookie holds a dollop of yummy jam in the middle. Here, I used the concord grape jam I made back in the fall. These were good cookies, and they served as my Christmas cookies (since they were the only cookies I made). I have some more unfilled doughballs in the freezer, and I think when I bake those I will try filling them with some chocolate in the center.