Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Thumbprints for us big girls

Hey there, it's Amber here from The Sassy Chronicles. I'm going to be guest posting the Tuesday's with Dorie assignments for the next little while while Cindy's recovering nicely from some major back surgery. Well, let's take a look at these delicious little cookies, shall we? I started off this week with a pledge to avoid sugary sweets until the weekend, it was working until I made these tasty little cookies!


The dough is so basic, I almost thought it was a typo. No eggs? No salt? No baking soda or powder? I began to doubt these little cookies. (Silly me, why would I ever doubt Dorie Greenspan!!) The dough came together in a snap, the only fussy part was grinding the nuts (I used almonds). Into the oven they went, I cooked one pan at a time instead of two, and realized that they could be cooked about 3 minutes less if you do it that way. I wasn't really clear as to when to sprinkle the powdered sugar.... before the jam? After the jam? I tried both ways...



Um.... definitely BEFORE the jam... They just don't look right with all that beautiful jam hidden under the powdered sugar.

Ahh, much better.


And after all my doubting, I loved these cookies so much that they are going to be plated up and taken to the neighbors immediately, before I eat these buttery little cookies until I make myself sick!

Wishing you a speedy recovery mom!

Until next week.....

9 comments:

cindy said...

Thanks Amber! These cookies look delish. I can taste their buttery goodness. Thanks to Harrison for being a great helper. I miss you!

Nedra said...

Tell Cindy I wish her a speedy recovery, and that my prayers are with her. I can hardly believe she had to have back surgery AGAIN. Oh my.
If I lived closer, I would come over for a visit. Let her know she is in my heart.

Clivia said...

Sending my "get well soon" wishes to Cindy! Amber, your cookies look awesome. Great job!

Snickerdoodle said...

I love your blog. I just looked at the entire thing. I can't wait to try some of your recipes. I am in a rut and need some new ones.

Thank you!

Barbara Bakes said...

How nice of you to do a guest post! I like non-fussy recipes too. These sound great. Cindy - hope you're up and around, and back to normal soon!

WestonMShort said...

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jillbert said...

The cookies look great! Cindy, I hope you're feeling better!

Pamela said...

Hope you feel better soon, Cindy! They cookies look lovely, Amber. Even the ones with the sugar on the jam!

Cakelaw said...

Yes, wishing you a speedy recovery Cindy. Amber, these cookies look great!