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.