Tuesday, December 27, 2011

TWD: Kids' Thumbprints

Sigh. It's the last Tuesday with Dorie and Baking: From My Home to Yours. It's been an incredible journey. I've used pounds (and pounds) of butter, chocolate, flour, sugar, and vanilla. I've tried new things, found new favorites, and made some amazing friends. I'm very sad to see this chapter end, and I'm also excited to start our new adventure.

These cookies were, very surprisingly, not chosen until the end. Dorie Greenspan, herself, is the host this week.

These are thumbprint cookies with a twist. Thumbprint cookies are pretty much what they sound like. You use a thumb (or in this case awooden spoon) to make an indentation in an unbaked cookie. It leaves a lovely dent that begs to be filled with jam or chocolate. These are a little over the top because the base cookie is peanut butter. Peanut butter cookies are The Husband's favorite cookie. He was very happy with the choice. She goes a step further and has us coat the dough balls in peanuts.

The coating was very messy and also very delicious. I did get lazy, though, and only coated the first batch. I used strawberry jam for some of the cookies and chocolate chips in others. For the last few - especially for the husband - I used some single malt Scotch marmalade. Yes, we do have that in our fridge. He was even happier.

Here is an array of all the cookies.


A close up of the peanut rolled cookies. A mini PB & J!


Then I realized that my dish and the cookies looked slightly alien-like. I needed to add to the image. ;-)


Thank you all for baking along, cheering me along, and sharing all the treats. Dorie has the final hosting post here. Have a wonderful, happy, healthy, and sweet new year!

36 comments:

Sabrina said...

Yummy cookies! Thanks for all your hard work! :)

Spike said...

Single malt scotch marmalade? Sounds amazing! Do make or buy it?
Thank you for all of your help organizing this group! I'm looking forward to the next book too

Cindy said...

a great recipe and a great TWD baking group. Thank you, thank you.

Flourchild said...

It's been an amazing baking group, I will miss it! Thank you for all of your comments over the years! I will miss TWD.
Your cookies look wonderful:)

Cristine said...

Your cookies look great! What an amazing ride TWD has been!

Kayte said...

Your cookies look wonderful! I used some Kicked Up Blueberry Grand Mariner jam in mine...very tasty, a grown-up PB&J! Love that last photo...alien indeed. Thanks for all you did for the group...it added a lot of sparkle and fun just having your cute little presence around each week and your style of writing and sharing. You can't get out of the next book, so I'll see you there. Oh, boy, more chocolate! lol

Katrina said...

Your final photo with the added jam print makes it look like Rudolph! ;)
Thanks again, for all you've done for the group! I kind of like the look of the ones without the crushed peanuts--and it would save what WAS a mess--but yummy! ;)

slush said...

Love you babe! MUAH!

Karen said...

What fun! I love the last photo! :) Thank you for all of your hard work with this group. It has been fun! :)

Beth in Iowa said...

From your favorite non-baker: these look yummy as always! Very proud of you!!

Clivia said...

Single malt scotch marmalade? The foods this group has opened my eyes to never ends. Even at the last moment!
Julie, thanks for all your hard work keeping us going. You are much appreciated!

Peggy the Baker said...

I love your cookies--especially the alien photo! Thanks so much for keeping us all together. It's been so much fun!

Jessica said...

Single malt scotch marmalade? Get out! That sounds incredible. But really, I just want to say thanks for all your hard work with TWD. I can't wait for TWD:BWJ!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Julie, thanks for keeping us ticking alongrach week. It's been a joy baking along with you. Great thumbprints - LOL at the alien!

Erin said...

Your cookies look great and I am looking forward to the next book:)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

Single malt scotch marmalade? I've got to google that! We all so appreciate the time and effort you have put into making the group happen every week. Can't wait for Feb!

Beth said...

I would LOVE these with single malt marmalade! What a great idea.

Jennifer said...

Oh wow-your thumbprints look amazing! Thank you for everything!

Tracey said...

Oh my word, single malt scotch marmalade?? My husband would die if I brought that home for him. I MUST find it :)

Thank you for all of your hard work in keeping this group running, it's been such a wonderful ride!

jillbert said...

I didn't think I'd like the chopped peanuts, but I loved them!

Thanks for all you've done to keep the group running. The group means a lot to so many of us, and you are very much appreciated!

TeaLady said...

LOl those pics are PERFECT!! Thumbprint faces!!!

The next book is in the mail. Thanks for this group and THAT one!!

Judy said...

Thanks for all of your hard work with TWD. The alien scotch-marmaladed cookies look so delicious. Looking forward to the next baking group!

Catherine said...

Good morning! I just finished reading Dorie's blog and she pointed towards you saying that you are starting "Baking with Julia" which will be open to new members. I am interested in joining - how do I do that? Thank you! Catherine at www.praycookblog.com

Lynne said...

Delicious cookies! Thanks for all your hard work with TWD. Looking forward to Baking with Julia! Happy New Year!

Becky said...

Fun fillings. I really enjoyed these cookies and loved the addition of rolling the cookies.

It's been so fun to bake along and follow your blog for this TWD adventure.

Can't wait for your future posts.

natalia said...

Ciao Jules ! Wonderful alien cookies dish !! THANK YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN !

mike509 said...

Wow - you did both! I liked the crunchy coating but love plain thumbprints as well - they both look splendid! Thanks for all your help!

alvarosa said...

great to hav that many variations! thanks a lot for all the effort you did put in this group! lots of love, ursula

Peggy said...

Better late than never, right? I love your cookies! Thanks for all you have done in TWD. It has been such fun to bake along with everyone for the last few years. I've learned so much. Looking forward to 2012.

Anne said...

Oh I can't believe it! Your cookies look wonderful and I just wanted to say thank you!

Nancy/n.o.e said...

Love your alien cookies and the cute lil critter below them, so cute! All your variations sound delicious but really, I'd be begging your hubs to share one of the single malt scotch marmalade cookies with me. He'd do that, right? This was a great recipe. Even more, a great group. Thanks for your yeoman's duty in making us a well-oiled machine.

Leslie said...

Great cookies! This group has been a blast and I'm so grateful to you for all that you did to help keep it going.

Lemon said...

The cookies look great, I love these traditional cookies.

Jacque said...

haha, cute alien cookies! Thanks for all the work you did for TWD, I'm sure that took a lot of time.

Mary said...

I really enjoyed baking along with you and look foward to reading up on everyone's posts for BWJulia.

jen said...

holy moly! I gotta find this marmalade!! My husband is going to freak!