Tuesday, March 9, 2010

TWD: Thumbprints for Us Big Guys

I wasn't sure if I was going to make it on this one.  I haven't been feeling too good lately, and I was a little skeptical that I would feel up to making these this week. But after some encouragement (read "get off your butt, honey"), I got up and made these.

This week's Tuesday with Dorie was chosen by Mike of Ugly Food Dude. Check out his site for the recipe.


I've never made thumbprints before because I just didn't like them that much. I considered them okay, but all I ever really liked about them was the jam. The more jam the better.

So for my first try at thumbprints, I was pretty set on making a deep, wide hole to fill with jam. But I failed. The centers puffed up in the baking, and the ridges of the hole totally sunk down to barely nothing. So sad. But like I said before, I wasn't feeling so hot, so these were just going to have to do.

I decided to forgo the powdered sugar dusting, simply because I didn't feel like the extra mess. I went with two different jams for the filling: classic raspberry jam and fig jam. I really love raspberry anything and probably would have filled all of them with that jam, if I had had enough. But since I didn't, I branched out with fig jam, which I think gives it good variety.

I haven't actually tried these yet (I just made them, and I wanted them to set up a bit) but I'm sure they're good. Dorie's recipes just about always are. She's good like that. :)

So if you've got a little time, give these a shot, and don't forget to check out what the other TWDers are baking!

12 comments:

Jessica said...

I think your thumbprints look perfectly lovely and delicious. I hope you enjoy them when you get a chance to try them. Feel better soon!

Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart said...

Doesn't look like you had any problems with them at all!! :) So pretty!

Nickki said...

Your cookies look perfect! Hope you feel better soon :-)

Teanna said...

Well, they look delicious! I hope you are feeling better!

Teanna said...

Well, they look delicious! I hope you are feeling better!

Pam said...

They look gorgeous and I bet they are the best! I love thumbprint cookies! Feel better fast!

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Hi..first time here, love all your bake, thumbprint cookies looks delicious with the filling.....

Jess said...

Those turned out very nicely - hope they helped you feel better!

Ashley said...

Ooh, fig jam sounds good. Hope you're feeling better. :)

Jeannette said...

I hope you're feeling better! The fig jam sounds delicious and they look great!

Tia said...

they look perfect!

Erick said...

They are really nice. They look so delicious. Are these the ones in the wholesale christmas trees? those are really awesome.