Tuesdays with Dorie: Thumbprint Cookies For Us Big Guys
Warning! These cookies may cause burned thumbs or fingers. But they are SO worth it.
Thumbprints are my husband’s favorite cookie so I am no stranger to the idea of burning fingers in the name of indentations. A wooden spoon would also work but fingers are too handy.
My thumbprint recipe incorporates brown sugar and an egg yolk. Dorie’s recipe uses finely ground nuts but no egg yolk. (The yolk holds the cookie together better). She suggested hazelnuts which are not easy to come by in these parts so I went with almonds which I always have around the house. Hers are delicious….but crumbly.
If you made these cookies yourself or have seen the picture in the book, I’m sure you recognize another variant. Dorie recommends jelly in the center. But I’m not a jelly-in-sweets kind of person…as in jelly donuts or jelly filled cakes or cookies. I ‘m a frosting girl. So I went with espresso icing in the center. YUM!