I cannot believe it, but The Professor is sick AGAIN. This time it’s strep throat. Really? This has not been our year, and my young Professor is catching everything, despite my homemade meals, vitamin packed smoothies and TLC. Of course, he bites his nails all the time, so this might be all his fault! Well, lucky me, Barefoot Bloggers has a great recipe to feature for this week. Cassandra of Foodie with Little Thyme has chosen Ina Garten’s Coconut-Jam Thumbprint Cookies.
I first made these cookies last year for my daughter’s preschool class (or should I say for the mommies in my daughter’s class!). I loved LOVED the addition of coconut to the thumbprint recipe. They made the cookies look like little nests for jam to sit in.
These cookies were easy to make, and just as easy to eat! I used orange marmalade and blackberry jam for this recipe. The colors of jam and cookies were vibrant and reminded me of jewels. You can use any jam you have in your pantry. I even read some adventurous bakers were using apple butter – YUM! A very sophisticated twist to the thumbprint cookie.
Now back to taking care of my sick kid and praying no one else in the house gets strep!
For the full recipe for Coconut-Jam Thumbprint Cookies, click here.
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