Tuesday, December 27, 2011

TWD—The Final Recipe! Kids’ Thumbprints

Lingonberry/Blackberry

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!

DSCF6187The Kids’ Thumbprints are perfect for cookie trays and parties as they are small and the recipe makes a lot.

Kids' ThumbprintsI 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.

PB and Chocolate Kids' Thumbprints

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.

PB Cookies

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.

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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!

26 comments:

Lisa said...

What a feat! Congrats on completing the whole book. All of those cookies look fab.

Jules Someone said...

So glad that you baked along. Lovely cookies!

Cindy said...

This was a fun cookie. PB&J, nothing could be better. Thanks Katrina for all your kind comments and responses to my questions. I've made so many great friends thru TWD. Have a Happy New Year!

Flourchild said...

I have enjoyed baking with you week after week! It's been a great baking group! Your cookies look amasing! I love the chocolate:)

Kayte said...

LOL...I did think you were going to say the chocolate ones and I did think that there would be chocolate here this week in some form! Or several forms! I know you just that well. So happy you are continuing on (OMW did you see that chocolate ruffle cake in the book?) and we can keep spending Tuesdays together...I would miss you...and the kids...okay, and even the hubs occasional appearances! And I would miss learning just how much one can do with chocolate when one is so inclined each week. C'ya then...your cookies this week look absolutely perfect in every way, and thanks for testing out the recipe as a plain peanut butter cookie, good to know.

Cristine said...

Your cookies look great! I can't believe TWD is coming to an end!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

I've loved getting to know you via TWD, Katrina! Hope to see you over on BWJ, as well! Yummy looking cookies, btw! ;)

slush said...

Love all your photos! Thanks so much for going on the baking journey with us, and I am so very happy you will continue to bake along with us. Much love. :)

Karen said...

I always come to your blog anticipating what changes you may have made to the recipe! It is always fun to see. :) These were fun, delicious cookies! Glad to get to know you through TWD! I am looking forward to February!

Clivia said...

Gorgeous cookies in many variations as always! You are such an enthusiastic baker. I've loved reading your blog each week. See you in Feb!

Tracey said...

Thanks for the idea to simply bake these as pb cookies - I got lazy and refrigerated my dough after I'd made some thumbprints, and now I know what I'll do with the rest of it! Thank you for being such a faithful TWD baker through the years, I always enjoy reading your posts. I'm not continuing on with the next book, but I look forward to following along and cheering you all on :)

Jennifer said...

Love the look of your thumbprints!

I've enjoyed baking together through TWD!

jillbert said...

Wow, those look really good as criscross peanut butter cookies!

It's been fun to bake with you, and it sounds like I'll be seeing you in the new group!

scrambledhenfruit said...

What an accomplishment! There are so many yummy recipes in that book, and this one is no exception. :)

TeaLady said...

There is nothing better than a cookie you can do so much with. I still have a few (55) recipe to finish. So TWD will go on for me.

Thanks for all the great non-TWD recipes.

Cakelaw said...

Beautiful photos and great looking thumbprints. It's been fun baking with you. Happy new year!

mike509 said...

What a great photo of you two! And how funny, I used lingonberry jam (a first) - that I got in IKEA visiting my brother in Denver last month. Different, I thought...! But good. Impressive you baked all the way through... I'm about "half"? ;)

natalia said...

Ciao ! I love all the different cookies you baked. Cannot wait to bake again with you ! Baci and Happy new year !

Anne said...

Oh Katrina I'm so happy to have met you and can't believe TWD is at an end! I can't wait to see what else you keep baking!

Peggy said...

These are versatile little cookies for sure and yours look delicious. Enjoyed our journey together, baking along each week. Have a happy new year!

Leslie said...

Those are some great looking cookies! I didn't have a suitable open jar of jam so I settled for chocolate chips, and they were good

It's been fun baking with you but you're not shaking me off that easily. I'll be back to see what kind of trouble you can get into with the new book (though your classic five different flavor combinations might be harder with some of the recipes, unless you plan to give up sleeping).

spike. said...

Love the different cookies you made! You are so creative every week- I love reading your posts.

Jaime said...

I still need to make this one; we were traveling so I didn't get to make it but I hope to make it soon! I can't believe we are done w/TWD....but there is Baking with Julia at least :)

Jessica said...

Such a great post and photos. I can't wait for the next round!

Peggy the Baker said...

Loved seeing all the different variations on these cookies. I put a little shaved chocolate in some and topped with cherry preserves. Those were especially delicious! Hope to keep on baking with you in BWJ!

Jacque said...

I only made 1/2 batch, and that was my limit for dipping and rolling in peanuts. Good idea just making them into regular PB cookies, I'll bet those were good. See you on BWJ... I think!