Tuesday, March 9, 2010

TWD: (Jam) Thumprints For Us Big Guys



Mike of Ugly Food Dude selected Thumbprints For Us Big Guys on page 164. Check his blog for the recipe.

Jam thumbprints - an oldie but a goodie. Isn't it funny how foods go in and out of style just like clothes do? I used to see these more often but lately they seem to be a thing of the past and only make appearances at Christmastime. Maybe it's time for a thumbprint revival!

I think they are also called birdsnests in other parts of the world? My mom saw them and said, "Oh, birdsnest cookies!" Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? Oh yes. Whether you call them thumbprints or birdsnests, they are just as yummy. My favorite is raspberry jam but the platter looks pretty if you use different colored jams like blackberry or apricot.

22 comments:

Flourchild said...

I used raspberry jam too and loved them. I love the looks of your cookies..so nutty and really pretty too!

Sweet and Savory said...

I like the look of the nuts on the outside. It gives a tropical look.

vibi said...

Thank you Tia for commenting on my blog, I really appreciate it a lot.

I'm glad you did cause it gave me the chance to discover your blog, which... after all this time with the TWD, I kinda forgot about newcomers... (which you might not be, but still your blog is new to me!)

This is a lovely place, and you can rest assured I'll come back again... I'm a freak for pink, I love your banner... and you seem pretty darn great with nutty cookies!

myfamousrecipe said...

I love the visible nuggets of hazelnut in your cookies. Very pretty!

CB said...

Did you roll your cookie dough in nuts? I love how they look! I might have to steal that idea next time I bake these. Great job!
-CB
http://iheartfood4thought.com

Rachel said...

I love the extra nuts on the outside. Your cookies look great!

mike said...

Those are beautiful! - I love the texture of them! They're stunning with the jams... I'll need to do that next time. Love your blog name by the way! Birdsnests/thumbprints... they're all good, I agree!

Leslie said...

Love the extra chopped nuts, that's such a great idea! I agree, it doesn't matter what they're called, they're delicious!

Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart said...

Beautiful, Tia! :)

carmencooks said...

I also love the visibility of the nuts on the outside of your cookies!

Nickki said...

Your cookies look gorgeous! I just love the colours. Thank you for stopping by today and leaving a comment :-)

Kim said...

Your cookies look great. I bet they taste yummy too. Love the pictures.

Mary said...

They look beautiful with the raspberry jam! I like that the nuts aren't too finely ground too. Yummy!

Valerina said...

Goregous, I love the addition of nuts around the outside!

Amanda said...

They look beautiful rolled in nuts like that! So glad these were a hit. never heard them called bird's nest cookies, but totally makes sense ;)

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Romaine said...

oh...you put the nuts on the outside like I do with my own recipe. I really like them better that way. Nice job!

Carolyn Jung said...

Definitely an oldie but goodie. You can never tire of these or have too many of them.

chocolatechic said...

I love that you rolled them in nuts.


I am considering using peanuts and strawberry jam...sounds so wonderful.

Jules Someone said...

Those look great! I like the nuts on the outside. Oh, and the pie/pi thing? It's nerdy. Like me. ;-)

Lauryn said...

Your thumb[rints look amazing! I love those little chunks of nuts!! So glad you enjoyed these!

Meg said...

Your cookies look super yummy! I love the chunkyness of the nuts on the outside!! I agree that it is time for a revival of these cookies!

Katrina said...

Love that it looks like your rolled yours in some of the nuts! Great cookies.