Tuesday, March 9, 2010

TWD : Thumbprints for Us Big Guys


I'm finally back !!! After two (or three) hard weeks in which I baked but didn't post I'm finally starting to post something. These wonderful cookies were chosen by Mike of Ugly Food for an Ugly Dude and their name makes me smile because Carlo and Anita almost finished them .... (Andrea had to hide a few) so we've grown up quite a bit lately.
I used a blueberry jam just because I was so sure I had the raspberries one but when I was ready for it I found blueberries', cherries', strawberries', guava' (!!!), chestnuts' but no raspberries' so I went for the blueberries' one because there was no way I was going out in the terrible wheather we are having lately !


I read in the P&Q section of TWD 's site that the holes were closing during baking, so I tried filling them with the ceramic balls and some beans


and it worked !!
Please visit all the Baker's and if you would like to try the recipe head to Mike's blog !


19 comments:

Valerina said...

Welcome back Natalia!

Great idea to use the beans while baking, I'm sure that was easier than pushing them in again. I love raspberry jam! Your cookies are making me hungry for more. :)

vibi said...

Oh! Boy... I was just about to write to see were you had dissapeared to!

I'm glad to see you're back... especially with such beautiful cookies!

Jessica said...

Welcome back! You are so smart to think of using weights to keep the thumbprints from spreading. What a great idea. I think that the blueberry jam sounds lovely in these cookies, and I'm happy that your family enjoyed them.

Leslie said...

Welcome back! Great idea to use weights to keep these guys from flattening out. I don't know why, but mine held their shape.

Clivia said...

I've missed your wonderful posts. Glad you're back. Your cookies look delicious!

Julie said...

Welcome back! These look beautiful and delicious.

Mary said...

They look lovely with the blueberry jam and what a clever idea with the beans. Glad you're back!

Jennifer said...

Hello! And welcome back! Your thumbprints look fabulous!

Elra said...

Welcome back Natalia. Those cookies look delicious.

mikejdunlap said...

Welcome back - weights! Now there's an ingenious idea. If it works for pie crusts, why not? Beautiful thumbprints!

mike
TWD blog:
web.me.com/mikejdunlap

Ivy said...

Welcome back Natalia. There look wonderful.

Pamela said...

Good idea to put the baking weights in the centers of the cookies! They look pretty tasty!

jillbert said...

They look wonderful with blueberry jam! Great idea to use the ceramic balls and beans.

Marcellina said...

Welcome back! Lovely thumbprint cookies! In Australia we call these Jam Drops and bake the cookies with the jam already in the hole. They are such favourites.

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

What delicious treats...so sweet of u to keep those ceramic baking beans...i love a deep hole with loads of jam too......
Cheers and nice to have u back...i almost thought that ur feeder aint working like mine :-)))))

Luciana said...

Congratulations...it's a very very good recipe...kiss Luciana

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm glad you're back!

shellyfish said...

Natalia!!!
Can you believe I've still never made thumb print cookies? Isn't that crazy! Yours look delicious.

Big baci to you!

shayma said...

bentornata, Natalia! i never thought about using weights- i am not a big baker, but do bake once in a while and really love thumbprint biscuits (cookies, in the US, sorry!). these would go perfectly with a simple caffe. x shayma