Sunday, February 26, 2012
Kids' Thumbprints - Cookies
Our beloved Dorie has this recipe on the page where she talks about the fabulous TWD, Tuesdays with Dorie. It is the last recipe, the group baked together when they completed the book, Baking From My Home to Yours.
To me, this book is a must in every home. The beginning baker and the advanced baker can tackle recipes from it. It is a book to grow with, to entertain with, to love with. Dorie has been our capable leader and we truly admire and love her.
I do miss TWD and I try to cook with French Fridays, as often as possible, but it is not the same, for me. I can't make a commitment to Fridays because I am cooking for our Sabbath. While, the recipes are enchanting and appealing, too many of them are not kosher which means changing the recipes. I hate to change Dorie's recipes.
I do want to share with you, these little Kids' Thumbprints. I apologize for the photo but it is not a recent one. It is before my new camera which makes a difference in the lighting of my photos.
The recipe is an easy one. It is time consuming at the point of rolling the balls in nuts but well worth it. I ran out of peanuts so I took a nut crunch, I had and used it for the remaining cookies. I couldn't resist. I had to fill these with everything suggested and then some. I used cherry preserves which had whole cherries in it. I used chocolate chips and some candy chips, chocolate with a coating. These may fall out since they were little and did not melt at all into the cookie.
Cookies are always fun to make and to eat. I am sure these will disappear quickly.