(those don't look like buttery jam cookies to me!)
Oooooops!!!! Have you ever got something so stuck in your head that no matter how many times you see the real thing, the thought that got stuck in your head wins!? This week for TWD I was supposed to make Buttery Jam Cookies. But instead i had it in my head for weeks that i needed to make Thumbprint cookies! I even sat at work reading the TWD website where it says BUTTERY JAM COOKIES and i still thought I was supposed to make Thumbprints. Der!
And on top of that, I thought I would be all inventive and make chocolate thumbprints with vanilla filling and Andes mints crumbled on top. I set to work, tweaking Dorie's recipe, omitting nuts and upping the flour and adding cocoa powder. Whoo whee, yum-a-riffic!
And while i took a break and headed over to the TWD website to just browse, there it was staring me in the face BUTTERY JAM COOKIES.
For real? How did I mess that up?
But then I thought, NO problemo, i can still make the buttery jam cookies. easy.
No i can not because i just used the last of the flour and sugar.
And so you say, Why doesn't she just run to the store that is 3 blocks from her house?
Because people, it is 30 degrees below zero here in Minnesota! You could lose all your appendages in seconds to frost bite. And everyone knows that appendages and mistletoe help to make the season bright.
So I resigned to sticking with my thumbprint cookies and making the best of it. Please don't shun me. I mean really, just the other day Martha Stewart was saying, I just had it in my head to make tuna noodle casserole with condensed cream of mushroom soup when all along i was supposed to make wine-poached salmon with black truffles. (see we all make mistakes)
So without further ado, here they are, Thumbprint Cookies! yay!!!!...
Have a wonderful, safe, and meaningful holiday!
Oh and if you read this far... (you like me, you really like me!) I have a give away for you! A book came into my possession that I really don't need.
Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld.
I do not have children, and I like veggies, so I do not have to hide them in anything. But you my friend might have children or a significant other that needs a little food deception. So.....
I want to give this book away as a token of my gratitude... for you!
Just leave me a comment about one veggie you wish you could hide cause you hate it so much and a winner will be drawn on Christmas Eve.