Here it is—the last post for Tuesdays With Dorie! Kinda sad, I know. Our last recipe and guess who hosted this one? Dorie Greenspan herself! I’m sure she’ll have the recipe for these fun cookies posted on her blog. Peanut butter and jelly—a classic kids’ favorite. Everyone knows I love cookies, so how fun to end on such a high note for me and with a good little cookie! These were simple to make and taste great.
You can use any jam or preserves you’d like (or that kids would like). I used some lingonberry jam (from IKEA and my friend, Julie!) and some blackberry jam, that Julie also gave me when she came and visited from Kansas this past summer. Thanks, Julie!
I took them, along with a bunch of other cookies I’d made, to our family Christmas Eve celebration. Besides jam, you can also play around with what goes in the middle of the thumbprints and what goes better with peanut butter than chocolate?! So I made some of those, too.
The classic Hershey’s Chocolate Kiss would be great in the middle, too. After spending time rolling small amounts of dough into balls, and then dipping them in a frothy egg white, and then chopped nuts, I became a little lazy (though I still had plenty of thumbprint cookies), I started just making the traditional crisscross peanut butter cookies with the rest of the dough.
I ended up with a lot of peanut butter cookies from this recipe and they were all good. And this is for you especially, Kayte, my favorite version were the ones with the jam in the center! (You thought I was going to say chocolate, I know it!)
I really will miss the weekly TWD posting and the visits to some favorite blogs. But the end of TWD doesn’t mean I won’t go to those blogs anymore and a bunch of us will be back together in February as we begin another quest to bake our way together through another of Dorie’s treasures, Baking With Julia.
A special thanks to Dorie for supporting this group and often baking along with us. Also thank you, Laurie, for starting the group, letting it grow as big as it did and for all the others who worked hard each week to keep us going!