Tuesday, March 9, 2010

TWD: Thumbprints For Us Big Guys....and catch-up.


I thought they were only for Christmas...well not really...but that seemed to be the only time I made them.

Thanks to Mike from Ugly Food Dude for this week's TWD pick, I will be making them more often.

Needless to say, my kids really enjoyed the fact that these babies are their lunchbox cookies for the week.
I substituted ground walnuts for the hazlenuts because my parents have about 5 walnut trees on their property and I always have a bag of freshly shelled walnuts somewhere in my freezer.

I used my thumb for the indention because....they're THUMBPRINTS!!!!
I also used apricot jam...because that's what I had.

I just ate three of them typing this post. Nice.

Check out what the others baked up over here.


Last week's TWD: Toasted Coconut Custard Tart chosen by Beryl of Cinemon Girl fame.

Certainly better late than never.....I loved this tart!

I omitted the rum...substituted unsweetened toasted coconut in the custard....and made a bunch (4) of little tart shells in my mini brioche pans. Go figure.

I also used 2 larger ramekins for the remainder of the crust.

A little lightly sweetened whipped cream and a perfect mini dessert.

Like I said...better late than never.

Thanks for stopping by.


Romaine said...

Your cookies look wonderful. Like the apricot idea.

CB said...

I love 2-fers! Your cookies and tart-lettes turned out awesome. Great job!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

They look spectacular! Love the idea of using apricot jam in them too :)

Nickki said...

Your cookies look so lovely with the apricot jam! I've been sending my little ones to school with these cookies as well. No complaints so far! :-)

WOW, your tarts are gorgeous! I really need to try this recipe :-)