Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Kids' Thumbprints



This is the final week for Tuesdays with Dorie baking through Baking from My Home to Yours. Every recipe in the book has been selected and we are finished with the book. Dorie Greenspan herself chose this last recipe: Kids’ Thumbprints . Dorie is the host this week so you can get the recipe on her blog. Of course, make sure that you visit the Tuesdays with Dorie site and see how all of the bakers did this week with the last recipe.

I joined Tuesdays with Dorie in 2008 and my first recipe was posted on September 9, 2008: Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops. I’ve had the opportunity to select two recipes: Chewy Chunky Blondies and Far Breton. I’ve made 167 recipes for Tuesdays with Dorie and I’ve learned a lot. I’ve made things that I never would have tried before. I’m very good at making custard now. And I’m willing to try baking new things because I feel much more confident in my baking skills. This group has been wonderful, and I’m looking forward to next year when we start baking through another Dorie book.



These thumbprints are peanut butter cookies, rolled in chopped peanuts and filled with jam or jelly. I used concord grape jelly because I couldn’t think of a more kid friendly combo than PB and grape jelly. I never used to be a fan of thumbprints, but I’ve tried a number of versions now that I like. I like these: the peanut butter cookie is crunchy and the grape jelly has a distinct flavor that can’t be beat. Another great recipe from Dorie and I can’t wait for more to come.

Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 163

18 comments:

Beth said...

Congratulations to you for making it through the book! Although I'm not a member of the group, I've tried many of the recipes in this wonderful cookbook.

Cindy said...

TWD is full of great bakers. Thank you for all your kind comments. What a great cookbook!
Have a Happy New Year!

Flourchild said...

We did it!! It was fun and Im so glad I got to meet you!!! I look fwd to baking with you in the next book!
Your cookies look great!

Cristine said...

What a great group! So sad it is over!

Kayte said...

The cookies look great and such a lovely photo of you with your book. Hope to see you in February with the new venture in the Baking with Julia book!

slush said...

I love the photo of you with your book. Its lovely! Thanks so much for joining us on this tasty adventure. I am so happy that you are going to jump on for round 2. :) xo

Karen said...

It is so fun to see your smiling face! :) Your cookies look delicious and it has been fun baking along with you! :)

Clivia said...

So hard to believe that we've come to the end. Your cookies look delicious today and always!

Jennifer said...

What beautiful thumbprints! TWD has been so much fun!

jillbert said...

I'm still not good at making custard! The group has been so fun, though. Glad to hear you'll be joining the next group!

Judy said...

Beautiful cookies! This really was a terrific and congenial baking group. I'm looking forward to starting the new book.

Cakelaw said...

I am with you - I have gained confidence in baking and in my case, conquered my pastry demons. Love the photo - and Happy New Year!

natalia said...

Ciao ! loved to bake with you and hope to do it again soon ! Baci and Happy New Year !!

Anne said...

I love the picture of you and your book, what a great experience TWD has been!

spike. said...

Love the photo! It has been great fun baking with you!

Jules Someone said...

Lovely cookies. And it's been so much fun baking along with you!

Jessica said...

You picked two incredible recipes! And your thumbprints look pretty great, too. 167 recipes is quite an achievement. Hope you'll be baking along with us and Julia in February...

Peggy the Baker said...

Love the picture of you and your book. Today I pulled mine off the shelf and looked through every flour dusted, chocolate splotched page. Of all the books I own, (not just the cookbooks!), it's among my favorites. Happy Baking in 2012!