March 9, 2010

Rule of Thumb

When you bake, and people know you bake, you can never show up anywhere empty-handed. That's why I'm always on the hunt for simple but special cookie recipes that fulfill my treat prerequisite. This week's TWD, Thumbprints For Us Big Guys, really fit the bill. These soft, nutty cookies are simply dusted with powdered sugar but the jam center gives them their wow factor. I used walnuts in the base, filled them with raspberry preserves, and dolled them up with some chocolate stripes and dots.

Show up at work bearing these and I guarantee you'll get a thumbs up from your co-workers. Thanks Mike for a great pick! For more thumbprint variations, check out the blogroll.

9 comments:

Heather said...

Those look great! Well done. I have found since doing a blog that I have a lot more stuff to give to friends. I work from home so that's a non-starter. I wasn't hugely impressed with these cookies but yours look good.

CB said...

Omg drizzled chocolate! Why didn't I think of that. Genius. I'm stealing that idea next time I bake these.
-CB
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Mary said...

They look great!! Love the chocolate:)

Nickki said...

Your cookies look so beautiful drizzled with chocolate! Gorgeous :-)

Teanna DiMicco said...

I love the chocolate drizzles! Gorgeous!

TeaLady said...

Decorated with chocolate. Wowza!! That I will have to try. Just the right touch.

Jess said...

Wow indeed! These are beautiful. Maybe a chocolate drizzle would have spiffed mine up a bit!

pinkstripes said...

Your thumbprints look awesome. I need to go back and make these.

AmyRuth said...

Oh wow, drizzled!?! I never thought of that. Great idea. Thank you They do look delicious btw
AmyRuth