Every year around Christmas time, my Aunt Cindy makes all sorts of fabulous cookies, and one of my favorites is the Thumb Print.
She fills the wee divot with icing. Not jam.
I am in 100% favor of this, because if anything I am an icing fiend.
Well, Mike of Ugly Food Dude picked today’s TWD. Thumb Prints For Us Big Guys.
And I am so glad, because this year for Christmas, my Aunt Cindy did not bring me any of her fabulous cookies.
And lest you think I am complaining~~which I am~~I did get some of her wonderful Peanut Butter Fudge, so she is forgiven…but just this once.
Dorie tells us to make a small ball and either stick our pinky finger or the end of a wooden spoon in the center, and because I didn’t want to scrape dried dough out of my finger nail for the next 3 days, I used the wooden spoon.
I was hoping that they would spread while baking.
But they did not, and now they look like filled dough nuts.
So, I decided that since they were called thumb print cookies, I’d go back to the original way of making them and stick my thumb in them.
I tried one with Nutella on them, but they just weren’t as good as with the Strawberry jam.
I know! I couldn’t believe it either!
A few notes.
- I added an egg yolk and a pinch of salt to the dough because others were having difficulty with them crumbling.
- I also didn’t add almond extract, because … ewwwwwwwwwww!
PS. Sorry for the late entry. Remember dial-up? It is faster than my computer today. I started this entry at 7:30 am. It is now 10:55 am.
If you see a computer lying in the road, please run over it for me.