Monday, December 26, 2011

TWD Kids Thumbprints








I'm sad to say that our Tuesday's With Dorie baking group has come to an end. I joined the group part way through the book. I still have many recipes to make and much to learn. I think the recipe that most surprised me was Flip Over Plum cake, I had never cooked with plums and I was quite happy with the delicious results. 
It would be hard to choose a favorite recipe but Dorie's section on bundt cakes had many tasty recipes. I especially liked the All In One Holiday Cake. It is delicious!
Having Dorie in my kitchen each week was like cooking with a best friend. Her recipes were detailed and clear. I made 55 recipes from Baking From My home To Yours and only had one failure. That is great odds.




Our last recipe is Thumbprints for Kids. Ms. Dorie Greenspan is our hostess this week, she will have the recipe on her blog. First I want to say thank you to Dorie for an amazing cookbook. It is my go to book for all my baking needs. Thank you Dorie for being so kind and approachable. I had a question about a recipe, I e-mailed Dorie and she quickly responded with some suggestions. Impressive.
 Kids Thumbprints was a great marriage of two childhood favorites, peanut butter and jam. My sweet granddaughter was kind enough to help me. Although these cookies might be served to kids I saw plenty of adults enjoying them.
Great pick Dorie, thank you TWD bakers for a great baking/blogging experience.



31 comments:

Nedra said...

I used to make these all the time when my children were little, and haven't thought about them in a long, long time. A good reminder to make them now with my grandchildren.

Jules Someone said...

Love the photos! It's been a fun ride, thanks for baking along. Nice cookies!

Angie's Recipes said...

Those thumbprints look fantastic!

Beth said...

What a great recipe to finish up with! Sounds like you had a terrific record of success.

Kayte said...

Wow, yours are show-stoppingly beautiful! Great job on these. I think it was in part because that special helper you have there, Miss Eliza J! The best part about the whole TWD deal was meeting friends far and near who we shared our lives with through baking and commenting and chatting each week. It's been such a family thing to do...cooking and caring for our families brought us all close together, dragging our families with us...bonds that will last forever because in this time and place we all did this thing together. So happy you were along for the ride with me! xo

Flourchild said...

It's been a fun group! I will miss it too. Thank you for all your comments over the years!
YOur cookies look great:)

Cristine said...

Cute pictures! :)

Katrina said...

Always great to have cute little helpers!
Sad to think about no more TWD, but baking will go on!
I'm a little slow getting around to all the blogs I'd like to, but will be back for sure! Happy New Year!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Beautiful thumbprints, Cindy! It was such a pleasure becoming friends through TWD - looking forward to working with you on BWJ! You're coming, right?? :)

slush said...

Love, love your photos! So cute. Thanks so much for baking along with us, I hope you will go on the next journey with us. :)

Karen said...

I am glad your cookies turned out so well! Love the photo of your little cutie poking the cookies! :) It was fun baking along with you!

Clivia said...

Adorable granddaughter! Delicious cookies! My how the time has flown. Cindy, I've enjoyed reading your blog and all your comments!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Cindy, it's bern fun baking with you and I have enjoyed getting to know you through your blog. Your granddaughter is a sweetheart! Your thumbprints look delish. Til next time, G.

Jennifer said...

Hi Cindy! Your little one has such a sweet expression on her face! Your thumbprints look amazing-and I've enjoyed baking together!

Tracey said...

Your cookies are just stunning! Must have been the work of that adorable little helper :) I can't believe the ride is over, it's been a blast!

jillbert said...

How fun to bake these with your granddaughter! It's hard to believe that the group is over, but I hope you keep baking and blogging!

TeaLady said...

I am so looking forward to the day when my new granddaughter is old enough to help bake. Yours is adorable.

Cookies look perfectly delicious. Cannot wait for the next group. Hope you are in it.

Judy said...

Wow! What beautiful cookies and a beautiful granddaughter! Hope to be baking with you again next year. (Wish my granddaughters lived close enough to bake with, but, alas, they don't.)

Lynne said...

I love the photos! Your cookies look amazing! I think I made the wrong thumbprints-that's what happens when I'm distracted by the holiday bedlam! I'll have to make these for my grandkids. I loved being part of TWD , too!

natalia said...

Ciao Cindy , Your niece is so lovely ! I think your cookies are great ! Hope to bake soon again with you !

mike509 said...

WHat a wonderful post - and what perfect sized thumbs to use! Delightful!!!

alvarosa said...

The peanutbutter-jam combo just goes beyond my european culinary imagination. I know that only from TV-series and can't imagine this as tasty. But if you say so - I'll give it a try in the near future!

Peggy said...

Your cookies look amazing. It has been such fun baking along with you these last few years. Happy new year and I hope to still stay in touch in 2012.

Anne said...

I love your pictures, how fun! It's so great to meet all these wonderful and I'm grateful to Dorie for her book and Laurie for such a great group. Thanks for baking with me!

Leslie said...

What a sweet post, Cindy! Your cookies look fabulous and have that air of authenticity you get when a child helps! I have truly enjoyed baking with you and look forward to what you'll have for us in the future!

spike said...

Great photos. Glad you had a grandchild to share the lest recipe with!

Jacque said...

Mmm, yours make me wish I had tried jam. They look fantastic. I've enjoyed baking along with you each week.

Grandma Scott said...

Cute Cookies, Cute Thumb.. What a fun time a the Harris House !

Jessica said...

Love the post and the photos. It's been fun baking along with you!

Peggy the Baker said...

Love the pictures! One of the fun things about TWD has been to see the smiling recipients of our baking! Wishing you continued sweetness in the new year!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

You had the perfect helper to make (and eat) these yummy cookies! There were so many winners in this book....I'm sad we've baked our way thru, but I know I'll revisit many of them often.