I just can. not. stand. fruit in my cookies or cake.
With the exception of the granola grabbers we made in August, but those don’t count ’cause they had chocolate in them.
To me, there is just something unAmerican about fruit in cake or cookies.
I refuse to make oatmeal raisin cookies. I use butterscotch chips instead.
I refuse to put raisins in carrot cake….ewwwwww!
Mince meat pie…I don’t even want to go there.
When I saw that today’s TWD was Buttery Jam cookies (picked out by Heather of Randomosity and the Girl ), I was wracking my brain (which wasn’t hard considering the condition my brain is in) trying to figure out how in the world I was going to make these cookies without putting jam in them.
I really fiddled with this recipe.
Instead of ginger, I put in cinnamon.
Instead of milk, I put in some Hazelnut coffee creamer.
Let us just pause here for a moment while I say that this dough is absolutely fabulous.
I ate some.
Then I ate some more.
The boy ate some.
And he ate some more.
I had to quickly make these cookies before the dough was gone!
Truly, I could have left them just like that, but then I wouldn’t be able to call them Butter ‘Jam’ cookies could I?, so I put some strawberry jam on them.
These little bite size cookies are wonderful.
Dorie says they are great with tea.
Chocolatechic says they are great standing beside your island in your kitchen while the girl washes the dishes, or walking through your living room to watch TV, or sitting down at your computer to read your email, or after everyone has gone to bed and you are watching DVR’d Survivor.
Go check out Heather’s blog.
The recipe is there.