Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Dorie created this cookie as an adult verson of her smaller thumbprint cookies. The cookies are made with hazelnuts, butter, sugar, flour, vanilla extract and almond extract. I actually substituted almonds for the hazelnuts just to avoid having to peel the skins off of hazelnuts. They were delicious! They tasted like those danish butter cookies that come in the big blue tins. Yum!
And Dorie recommended raspberry jam for the centers of these thumbprints. But that just didn't sound fun enough for me. So I used Nutella. I stuck it in the microwave for about 15 seconds (even though it says on the jar not to microwave... so you probably don't want to put it in for very long). But it softened up just enough to pour right into the centers. And it tasted delicious! Mmmm... these are so good and so easy.
And even though they're supposed to be for the "big guys", my little guy liked them too.
The recipe was selected by Mike from Ugly Food for an Ugly Dude. Very catchy blog title, don't ya think? Go check out Mike's site for the recipe and to see why men can have fun baking too!