June 4, 2008


Summertime is filled with good things, namely sunny days, BBQ, and amazing produce at the local farmers market. I stocked up on strawberries for my first Tuesdays With Dorie challenge (so exciting!) and bought some really great strawberry jam. That got me thinking about a cookie I've always wanted to make, jam dots.

I couldn't resist trying Dorie's "Thumbprints For Us Big Guys" but in my haste I realized I didn't have hazelnuts, walnuts or even almonds in the cupboard. Being the impatient sort that I am, I substituted pine nuts- which I should have toasted first because initially the dough was way too wet to roll into little balls. I ended up wrapping the dough in saran and refrigerating it for about 30 minutes and that helped. I also added a little lemon zest to the dough which gave these goodies a summery lift. You can find the original recipe in Baking From My Home To Yours, by Dorie Greenspan on page 164-165.
And speaking of goodies, check out my friend Shane's new website, onegoodie.com


Michael said...

Beryl, One of my clients recently changed their name from One Goodie to Today's Goodie. Their URL has changed as well. Can you please update the post located: http://cinemongirl.blogspot.com/2008_06_01_archive.html

The new URL is todaysgoodie.com