Tuesday, December 16, 2008

TWD: Buttery Jam Cookies


This week's Tuesday's with Dorie pick was Buttery Jam Cookies, chosen by Heather of Randomosity and the Girl.

These were a soft butter cookie, flavored with our choice of jam and a touch of ginger. From Dorie's description, I was expecting a butter cookie flavored with ribbons of sweet, fruity jam, which I was looking forward to. But it was not to be, since the jam was thoroughly mixed in.

Once I got over my disappointment about the lack of jammy ribbons, I decided I liked them. The day they were baked, the ginger was a little much, but by the second day the ginger flavor seemed to have mellowed and I enjoyed them more.

I used cherry preserves and so mine had a little extra pizazz in the form of chunks of cherry.




I would make these again, they were quite tasty. For the recipe, please check out Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking: From My Home to Yours", or see Heather's website, above.

OK, see you next week, when the TWD bunch attempts authentic Butterscotch Pudding... made with real butter and real Scotch (I'll have to share my Scotch buying adventure with you then.)

23 comments:

HoneyB said...

I love the cherry chunks!

chocolatechic said...

ooooOOOOoooo Cherries.


They are beautiful.

Natashya said...

The cherries were a great idea, mine were a little blah.

vibi said...

Cute, cute, cute... and how could anything with cherries not be amazing!??? LOL
Beatifuly done, Jacque!

Cathy said...

The cherry jam sounds great! Love how you styled your pictures. And I can't wait to read about your scotch-buying adventures!

Engineer Baker said...

Hee - jammy ribbons! That would have totally made these cookies. Although the chunks of cherry help. Nice work!

kim said...

yours look great with the chunks! i agree about the ribbons, that would have been even better... maybe add some at the end next time :)

Flourchild said...

Ohhh yum cherry chunks! My husband may have liked them had I added cherries..great cookies!

happytummy said...

oh! i love the cherries--they must've gave the cookies great texture! and are those chocolate covered sunflower seeds i see sprinkled about? love that too :)

Jennywenny said...

Mmm, I made a cherry cookie yesterday for my vegan friends that was so easy I may share. Delicious! I love that you ended up with bits of cherries.

Maria said...

Cherries, good call! The cookies look wonderful!

Tammy said...

I didnt like these, but agree that I think they would hav been better with jam swirls through them

Grace said...

ooooh--i think you made an excellent call using cherry preserves. cookies like this need a little help to be noteworthy. :)

Lynn said...

I know what you mean when you have an expectation of how something should taste. But, it is great that you ended up liking these in the end. They look great!

Bridgett said...

Love the cherries. These look like perfect cookies to go with a hot cup of tea.

Pamela said...

They look fabulous! The cherries popping out...YUM!

Bunny said...

I like the cherries in yours, and the pictures a beautiful!!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your cookies look gorgeous!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

ribbons or no ribbons, they look great with those little cherry bits! yum!!

Beryl said...

cherry chunks = awesome

Rebecca said...

I would have just eaten the cherry preserves straight outta the jar. Yum!

The Food Librarian said...

Pretty! I like how you can see the cherry jam in your cookie!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I was a little disappointed in these cookies too. More jam for me next time. Love the red and green covered chocolate pieces decorating your plate.