Tuesday, December 27, 2011

{TWD} Kids Thumbprints and The End

Good afternoon! It is Tuesday and you know what that means....Tuesdays with Dorie and a delicious recipe. This weeks recipe was chosen by none other than Dorie Greenspan herself. You should check out her post because if you have been following along for almost the last four years it just might make you cry...plus she has the recipe for these delicious cookies in her post.

I am writing this post with mixed emotions. On one hand I am slightly melancholy because this is the last recipe in the book. On the other hand I have learned so much about baking over the last few years and have tackled things I may have never tried. I feel like I have had far more success than failures and my darn dog has had her share of goodies she swiped from the counter. As good things come to an end though there are new good things on the horizon. In 1996 Dorie published Baking with Julia, the cookbook that accompanies Julia Child's PBS series. This is the book the TWD crew will start baking through starting in February of 2012. If you would like to tackle this cookbook and join an amazing community of bakers I would love to see you there!

This all started with Laurie Woodward and a few friends almost 4 years ago. I thank her now for starting this group and creating a fun, informative community of bakers. Thanks for sticking with this all of this time and for inspiring so many!

Now, on to the cookies!
In the tradition of not looking terribly closely at the recipe before going to the grocery store I didn't realize I needed peanuts....not to fear! It is Christmas and I can obviously just coat these babies in sprinkles, because who doesn't love sprinkles...right? I did end up having a red sprinkle emergency and had to run to Dollar General for more red sprinkles but it all worked out.

Little Man lent me his thumb to press the centers of these...he was not really a fan and ran to rewash his hands as soon as we finished. After the raspberry jam was (almost) set I packaged these up and sent them to school with the kids as teach gifts. I also sent a plate to each class for the "holiday" party. Honestly, I am glad I sent them because I really could have eaten the entire plate of these myself. I love cookies that have jam like this in them. Bobby is not a fan but even he liked them.  These will definitely go in the Christmas Cookie line up next year.

I hope you have enjoyed baking along with TWD or living vicariously through the posts and the other bakers in TWD. I know I have and hope that the next four years will be as sweet and tasty as these last four!

23 comments:

  1. Oh, this looks so pretty with the plate of cookies and the beautiful tree...what a nice photo it all makes. LOL on the doggies swiping treats along the way. Sprinkles are definitely called for this time of year, good choice! See you in February!

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  2. I'm so glad you did these with coloured sugar. They look festive and beautiful! I can't believe we're done!

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  3. I like the sprinkles version! And great picture with the tree!

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  4. I love the sprinkles, too! Thanks so much for baking along with us and I am so very glad you will be joining us for the next book. Its going to be so much fun!

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  5. happy holidays! i have most definitely enjoyed TWD. take care!

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  6. Love the red and green sprinkles! Next time I make this I think I'll not roll them in peanuts--kinda messy.
    And yes, sigh, can't believe it's over. :( Definitely looking forward to BWJ.
    Happy New Year!

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  7. BEAUTIFUL THUMBPRINTS! TWD has been so much fun!

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  8. I've learned it's important to read thru the recipe before baking! But that's how new creations are made. TWD is a great group, I've met so many great bakers. thank you for your kind comments.
    Have a Happy New Year!

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  9. Lovely cookies! So glad we were able to bake together!

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  10. Yeah, sprinkles were a great idea! Glad to get to know you better through Twd- hope you keep baking on!

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  11. Beautiful Christmas cookies! It's been a wonderful baking experience and even more wonderful to interact with such a friendly and talented group of bakers. Happy New Year!

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  12. It has been a wonderful journey with TWD! I have enjoyed your blog and all your yummy pictures!
    Great idea to use festive sprinkles! they look wonderful! I hope to see you in the new group!

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  13. Ciao ! Love the way you decorated the cookies, great idea ! I'm happy we'll bake together again soon !!!

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  14. The cookie-plate and the christmas tree in the background just look like from a funriture store catalogue. Or the scenery for the christmas-episode of a TV-series! Thanks for your comments on my blog!

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  15. Love your festive red & green thumbprints! Great to become friends via TWD and I'm excited to bake along with you through BWJ! :)

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  16. What a great idea to use colored sugar and sprinkles! The cookies are very festive! I'm looking forward to baking with the new group.

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  17. I love how you were so creative, I guess that's one great thing about TWD too, learning to improvise. Congrats on finishing TWD!

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  18. The cookies look great! I think this book has taught all of us so much about baking

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  19. What a wonderful post! Yes, it is sad - but think of all the things we've all learned and can take away - truly a wonderful experience. To go along with your lovely cookies!

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  20. I loved your pictures - and your post. It's so sweet that you passed along this last batch of TWD cookies to special people - isn't that what baking is all about? Glad you are joining the Baking with Julia group too!

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  21. Oh I laughed out loud when I read that you too have not always read the recipe carefully before going to the grocery store! But your improvisation was great! Haven't we all gained more confidence as bakers?! Hope to keep reading your blog in 2012! Happy baking!

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  22. Sprinkles are better than nuts any day of the week. I look forward to reading along and seeing what you bake for BWJulia.

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  23. I'm late commenting but wanted to say how fun this was. Love the sprinkles and wish you the best!

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