Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie - Buttery Jam Cookies

See, I told you I made them. I spent Sunday afternoon baking cookies with a very good friend of mine and the Buttery Jam Cookies that Heather of Randomosity and the Girl chose as this week's TWD was one of the recipes that we made.

But, since I had only a few left, not enough for photos, I decided to make them again, this morning. In the batch I made with my friend we used a vanilla plum freezer jam I made a few months ago and they turned out great, really good with the ginger. This morning though, I wanted to do something a little different and as my friend had given me some sour cherry jam that she made I decided to use that in the cookies. I added some orange zest to give them a little Christmas-y feel and since I hadn't used tonka bean in a while I used that instead of the ginger. Those cookies smelled sooooo good. I rolled little balls of the dough, about a tablespoon's worth, in granulated sugar (as I had seen it done here) and flattened them with the bottom of a glass. These do not spread, you have to help them a little.

The orange zest and tonka bean complimented the sour cherry jam really well and the cookies ended up being just sweet enough. They're really tender, almost cake like in texture. Perfect with my morning coffee, I have to say. I'll definitely be making these again with different jams and spices. Please check out the rest of the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll to see what variations the other members made and for the recipe, please visit Heather's blog.

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21 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

Those just look too perfect, and sour cherry jam sounds wonderful. And making them twice already - sounds like you liked them!

Kayte said...

Oh, these are so beautiful...what nice work you do! Love the flavor combinations you used. Very pretty.

leanne said...

I loved the buttery jam cookies too. I will have to try cherry jam because that sounds delicious

Sarah said...

wonderful flavor combos! mine spread, don't know why some of them did and some didn't. yours look great!

nicisme said...

Those look beautiful!

Manggy said...

Well that was fast! Hee hee :) No pics on the first go?!? I can't believe it! :P I'm glad the cookies worked out really well. I love cherry! I wonder if my prized mango pineapple jam would be great with this ;)

vibi said...

J'aurais bien aimé avoir des p'tits bouts de confiture qui paraissent dans ma pâte comme ça... je trouve ça tout à fait joli!
Comme d'hab, tes photos sont superbes, LyB!

Elle said...

I love cookies with my morning coffee! And these seem like they'd be perfect. I love the variations you've made!

Peggy said...

sour cherry - yum. I can't believe you have already made them twice! I loved these.

Megan said...

I think adding more jam was the secret to success with these cookies. Because yours have lots of tasty bits of jam sticking out. I like that.

Helene said...

Lovely, what a great treat at this time of the year.

Debbie said...

Your combinations sound fabulous. Gonna' have to try the cherry and look up Tonka bean. That's new to me. I did also like these cookies.

Carol Peterman said...

They really are the perfect breakfast cookie!

Rhiani said...

Your cookies are picture perfect - the rolling them into balls made for a lovely shape.

Your flavor combinations sound interesting too - a bit more adventurous than mine :)

ChichaJo said...

They look perfect! And sound so yummy too :)

Grace said...

both of those jams sound so delightful that i almost think they're wasted in a cookie. when i have a tasty jam on hand, i like to slather a piece of bread with so much of it, the bread disappears. :)

Leslie said...

Sour cherry...what a great idea! Your cookies look delicious!

Aimée said...

My kind of flavor combination! You're on a roll, Lyb. Ha ha! No pun intended.

Rebecca said...

Awww, if I'd had those awesome jam flavors just hanging around, I'd have made these cookies myself. Yum.

TeaLady said...

These look and sound yummy! Great job.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Mmmm...your jam combos sound delicious. Love the idea of rolling them in sugar.

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