Tuesday, December 16, 2008

TWD: Buttery Jam Cookies

Three words...buttery...jam...cookies. How in the world could this not be good!?! This weeks TWD recipe is for Buttery Jam Cookies. The recipe, as it is published, calls for apricot jam. I found a lovely local jam of Cherry Boysenberry Preserves and figured I would give that a try in one version of the cookies sticking with the called for ground ginger. I was in a particularly "baking happy" mood and decided to also try an orange marmalade version with cloves instead of ginger in the dough. 


Both doughs turned out thick the way Dorie says they should look and baked up just the way other TWD bakers said, coming out of the oven shaped like they went into the oven. Although they aren't  a very "pretty" cookie I still found them to be quiet tasty. They are soft and less biscuit-like than expected which is a good thing. 

With the orange marmalade version I drizzled some melted chocolate on top and that kicked them up a notch. The cherry boysenberry cookies got a sprinkle of powdered sugar as well, mostly cosmetic to mask the grey-purple color. 

These were good cookies. Not to-die-for cookies that I will make over and over again but I would try them again with other versions of jam. If you are interested in trying them out head on over to Randomosity and the Girl for the full recipe. 

Until next week, Happy Baking!

5 comments:

April said...

Oh the chocolate drizzle looks so fancy. They look yummy!!! Every cookie needs a little chocolate. I love Christmas baking. i think last night was my last night of baking up a storn until Christmas.

Mike and Elizabeth said...

These look delicious! I love apricot jam and would love to have taste tested them for you. Nice work.

Danielle said...

I love the idea of adding chocolate!

Engineer Baker said...

Orange marmalade and a drizzle of chocolate? Oooo, I might have to try that...

TeaLady said...

Chocolate and oranges. UUMMMMMM!!! Sounds wonderful.