Thursday, December 31, 2009

Cherry Thumbprints

Happy New Year! Where does the time go?

For Christmas, my sweet friend Marcelle gave me a cute reusable shopping bag full of gourmet goodies. Among them was a jar of delicious cherry preserves. For whatever reason, when I saw them, I immediately thought they would be good on thumbprint cookies--even though I've never eaten or made thumbprint cookies. It was surprisingly hard to find a recipe for thumprints; most of my cookbooks simply didn't have one, and the ones that did all called for nuts, which I didn't want. I finally found a recipe in Family Fun magazine that sounded like what I wanted, and I don't plan on looking any further. The cookies turned out perfect. They were buttery, tender, and just a little crisp, like a good shortbread, and the jam on top turned out sticky and sweet, like candy. I'm only sorry we didn't discover them sooner!

For the recipe, click HERE.
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1 comment:

  1. yeah! I'm glad the jam was yummy. Let me know what you do with the salt.


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