Recipe Testing is a series where I try and review various recipes from fellow blogs, magazines, and more.
We’re going to eat one of each flavor, right?My mother, after trying the cherry thumbprint cookie
I am extra excited about this Recipe Testing post because I made these thumbprint cookies with my Oma and Gramps (that’s why they look so pretty)! We love them so much that we have baked them twice—they’re cute, easy, and, as you can see from my mother’s quote, absolutely delicious! This recipe is from Danielle’s blog Live Well Bake Often; although this is the only recipe of hers that I’ve tried, I recommend checking out her website for any sweet tooth craving. I hope you enjoy the review, and please comment below if you have a cookie recipe to share!
We love the fluffy, buttery taste of these thumbprint cookies; trust me, they can be addictive! It is important that you use really good filling—I prefer preserves to jam because I love getting pieces of fruit in bites of cookie (I recommend Smucker’s or Lidl’s imported fruit preserves).
These cookies don’t take too long to make, and the procedure is simple and straightforward. The most difficult part is using the cookie stamps (see the “Changes I Made” section below)!
Changes We Made
- Cookie Cutter: We like to make these cookies extra cute so we use cookie stamps, but the recipe actually just says to measure out one tablespoon scoops of dough. If you don’t mind the extra work, it’s well worth it to make them extra fancy (just be sure to dip the stamps into flour periodically). You can find the cookie stamps we use here.
- Preserves: The recipe calls for jam, but we use fruit preserves for the filling.
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