Wednesday, December 28, 2011

TWD's last- Thumprint Cookies (and Christmas)

 
Oh my how the time has flown. This week is the LAST Tuesdays with Dorie recipe and the end of the year! I remember the shock I felt at how heavy the book felt when I first opened it and the end has come. Since I joined TWD I have gained the confidence to try new recipes, make substitutions and adaptations, burned through a million boxes of butter, and made a lot of new friends. I'm so grateful to Laurie and Dorie and all the other helpers along the way for such a wonderful experience (and a million favorite recipes).

 
Dorie chose this weeks recipe. These cookies came together in less than five minutes- butter, peanut butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and a little flour. Scoop and roll in egg whites and then chopped nuts (I used cashews since I had those on had), make a little 'thumbprint' and bake. Dorie suggests filling them with jam but I piped in some melted white chocolate. The end product is peanut buttery, crunchy and delicious (albeit rich!) My kids LOVED these and I am glad to have some extra dough in the freezer for another day. See the rest of the bunch here.


I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! We sure did. Baby Strawberry and I love her new play kitchen Nana built. It's shiny and red and came complete with her own KitchenAid (what more could a girl ask for?) Well, I do hope Santa drops off Baking with Julia a little late for me. I think my kitchen wouldn't be complete without a Dorie recipe each week- though there are certainly plenty of Baking recipes in permanent rotation around here!

22 comments:

natalia said...

Ciao ! Wow what specialty you made with the white chocolate !! I adore the red kitchen !!!

Peggy said...

Anne, it has been such a joy to get to know you through blogging and bake along with you these last few years. Thanks for all your comments and encouragement. Happy new year to you and your family!

Cakelaw said...

Wow, love the white chocolate thumbprints - this is unique this week. It's been fun baking along these last few years. I adore Baby Strawberry's kitchen - just gorgeous.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

I love your thumbprints, Anne... so fancy! :) And that play kitchen is just adorable. Hope to bake along with you through BWJ - all my best in 2012!!

Cindy said...

I love the red kitchen--what a locky little baker.
TWD has been an awesome experience, I've learned a lot and met many new friends. I've enjoyed checking your blog each week. You always put a fun twist on recipes. Thanks for all your kind comments.

Kayte said...

Your cookies look beautiful, I love that filling! It's been fun baking with you these past years...amazing how big Little Strawberry is already...time just flies and is so evident when we view it watching our children grow. Love that new little kitchen! Perfectly adorable, Nana did great!

spike. said...

What a cute kitchen! Four years flew by! Looking forward to the next book

TeaLady said...

Would Little Strawberry mind if I used her adorable red kitchen. What a great Nana she has. Glad we got to bake together and look forward to sharing BWJ with you.
LOVE your white Choco thumbprints.

Jacque said...

Ooh, yum white chocolate would be perfect. It's been nice getting to know you through TWD.

Jules Someone said...

Those are some yummy looking cookies! Thanks for baking along. It's been a pleasure.

Lynne said...

How beautiful with the white chocolate swirled in the indentations! Baby Strawberry is a doll and I'm sure she really enjoyed her red kitchen. My granddaughter has the same one and loves it. See you in Baking with Julia.

Katrina said...

That is a gorgeous red kitchen!
You win with the white chocolate centers!
Hope you'll be joining BWJ.
Have a great new year!

slush said...

I, too, love the little red kitchen!! So cute. You are raising her right. :)

Thanks so much for being such a faithful member of TWD. It was so nice getting to know you through blogging each week, and I am so very glad you will be joining us for the next book! xo

mike509 said...

What picture perfect photos - so inspiring! Loved your adaptation on the cookies (magazines should know about this one)! Happy New Year!

alvarosa said...

Her first kitchenaid - seems she is coming after her mum :o] Thanks for all your wonderful blogs and pictures, I always enjoyed them!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

you always make such beautiful sweets...it has been a pleasure to visit your blog on tuesdays. and btw, that is the most fab play kitchen i've ever seen!

Leslie said...

Love your thumbprints with the white chocolate twirl! It has been a blast baking through this wonderful book with you. I wasn't going to hang around for BwJ, by Kayte twisted my arm right off my body so I'm going to do some. Maybe not all (like, wedding cake, are you kidding me???) See you in February!

Jessica said...

Of course, you managed to make the thumbprints look so elegant! And that play kitchen is unbelievable - I wish my own kitchen looked like that!

It's been so much fun reading your blog over the years - glad you are keeping up with Baking with Julia!

Laurel said...

So that is what all the spray painting was about! I should have taken a walk down the street to see it in person. That is one adorable kitchen! Great job Nanna!

Di said...

My husband would love your white chocolate version. Great kitchen! We have two (though not as gorgeous as Little Strawberry's), and they still get played with all the time (my girls are 5 and almost 9).

Peggy the Baker said...

What a fine twist to add white chocolate to these great cookies. And I love the red kitchen! Looking forward to seeing more of your posts in the coming year! Happy Baking to you and your little one.

Mom to Many said...

What a smart Nana!