Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Quince jam thumbprint cookies

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Do other people get inexplicable urges to cook or bake something completely unnecessary? That's how I felt the other day when I woke up thinking about thumbprint cookies.

I'm trying not to eat sweets. My kids don't need more cookies at this time of year. My husband won't eat any non-chocolate dessert. And I knew my mother-in-law was about to arrive with a carload of goodies.

But when the urge strikes, how can you deny it? My Twitter friend @amy_i pointed me to a recipe for jam thumbprint cookies on her blog Playing House. Normally I make a shortbread dough for thumbprint cookies, but Amy's dough has cream cheese, eggs and leavening, and the final cookies are pretty soft. I filled them with homemade quince jam and fed them to some happy kids. I even snuck a few.

Get the recipe: Jam thumbprint cookies from Playing House

8 comments:

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels said...

Mmmm those look AMAZING! I love how you used your homemade quince jam for the thumbprint cookies. I always make thumbprint cookies during Christmas but now I'm definitely trying out this recipe for the dough. And I'm going to get some quince jam! :)

Amy I. said...

Erika, I'm so glad you made these and liked them! I imagine that they were divine with the quince jam. Isn't it funny how we both woke up with an inexplicable urge to make them?

Monet said...

I adore soft cookies...I typically do a shortbread type of cookie for the base of my thumbprints, but I love this cream cheese idea! I want to try these now! Thanks for sharing another great post with me. I hope you are having a week of family, friends and love!

Michelle said...

I love thumbprint cookies, they're so much fun to make and always so pretty!

A Thought For Food said...

I so enjoy thumbprint cookies this time of year... and with the copious amounts of jam I have in my cabinet, I think I need to make some of these cookies!

Cadence said...

My friend at work was just talking about jam thumbprint cookies (pbj cookies) and then I stumble on these cookies. It's a sign.

Nancy said...

I am so glad that you did not resist the urge - these are definitely my kind of cookie!! First, though, I am going to have to make some of that quince jam!!

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