TWD: Thumbprint Cookies

by Holly on March 9, 2010

I actually just found time to put these cookies together at the very last minute, but apparently can’t get much time to write, so, much like these cookies this is going to be short, sweet and to the point. The Thumbprint Cookies for this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie were chosen by Mike of Ugly Food Dude (thanks for a quick and easy one this week Mike!)

The short of these cookies is that they reminded me of a sandy, crumbly almost shortbread type of recipe. I really liked the dusting of confectioners’ sugar on them and the raspberry jam – red seedless here, not that you can tell from the color in my photos – was delicious. The only change I made to the recipe was to use the ground almonds I had on hand. I did have some hazelnuts, and will give that a shot some time, but there was no extra time for roasting, peeling, cooling, grinding, etc. (Wow – I just felt a bit like the Little Red Hen there – no one to help me with the hazelnuts, but everyone to eat the cookies).

Alas, dear bloggy friends, this ends my quick post because it is very late and a little someone is waking up. More next time – with better planning, promise!

As always, check out the TWD blogroll for many more lovely variations on this week’s recipe.

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Marthe March 9, 2010 at 7:20 am

These look absolutely perfect! I have actually never made thumbprints and didn't make them this week, but after seeing yours I might have to go back and bake them πŸ™‚

Emily March 9, 2010 at 8:33 am

Wow! Those look SO yummy! I love the coating of confectioner's sugar on top. Everything is better with a little dusting (including my home).

Manggy March 9, 2010 at 8:46 am

Hah, it seems like everyone skipped the hazelnuts this time. You're doing an admirable job juggling everything even as a mom of a newborn. I hope you're not too stressed out.

Nickki March 9, 2010 at 9:00 am

Your cookies look gorgeous! I love your pictures. I also used ground almonds because I had no hazelnuts. I love the dusting of icing sugar too, they make the cookies look so pretty!

Julie March 9, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Great photographs! The cookies look amazing, too. I love thumbprint cookies.

Jamie Cooks It Up! March 9, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Those look so pretty!

slush March 9, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Perfect as always lady. They look awesome!

vibi March 9, 2010 at 1:47 pm

If perfection had a cookie, it'd be found here… really, really well done, Holly!

CB March 9, 2010 at 2:50 pm

You threw it together while your baby was sleeping? Dayum. PHENOM MOM indeed! I don't have a baby and now I feel so inadequate baking these cookies. HA! PS- Congrats again on your beautiful baby. I really need to catch up with you via emails soon!

Jessica March 9, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Beautiful cookies! Your crackles are perfect!

chocolatechic March 9, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Lovely cookies.

I used strawberry jam.

Nichi March 9, 2010 at 4:10 pm

I cant believe you found time to bake beautiful cookies and take gorgeous photos of them!

Jodie March 9, 2010 at 9:05 pm

What cute little cookies. When I saw your pics, I thought you did what I did and used chocolate. Seedless raspberry is almost as good. πŸ™‚

cindy March 10, 2010 at 4:02 am

Your cookies are beautiful. I can imagine eating them at a fancy spring tea, wearing a big hat with a pink flower on it. Love your blog, I live close to Sandy UT, the blogging conf. sounds interesting.

Shari March 10, 2010 at 5:06 am

These are so perfectly uniform and oh so beautiful! Love the photos!

Amanda March 10, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Wow Holly, they look just like in the book, well done! I'm glad you liked them. Mine seemed too dry, plus I used Nutella.

I am reaching out to my fellow foodies today to see if they on my Food Bloggers Discussion List. If you are not we would love to have you! Email me amanda AT

Flourchild March 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm

They look amazing! YOur photos rock!

Pamela March 11, 2010 at 2:57 am

Great pictures, Holly, of some very pretty cookies!

Gourmified March 11, 2010 at 5:32 pm

As always…they look scrumptious!

How are you and your little Miss recovering/adjusting? She's almost 1 month old…WOW!

Jess March 11, 2010 at 7:59 pm

My goodness, those are the most perfectly round thumbprints I've seen! And with a brand new babe…amazing!

Ashley March 11, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Your photos are lovely as always. Love the plate!

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