Thanks to Mike of Ugly Food Dude for this week's TWD pick. Considering that he is one of the only guys on the TWD blogroll, I love it that he picked Thumbprints for Us Big Guys.
I'm not sure what thumbprints for little guys are like. I know people make them, sometimes around the holidays, but I've never been a big jam cookie person.
I used hazelnuts and blueberry jam. I was afraid the cookies wouldn't be sweet enough for me, but the powdered sugar and blueberry jam covered that alright. I ended up really liking the nutty cookie part, similar to shortbread.
Instead of using your thumb, Dorie's instructions say to use your pinkie or the end of a wooden spoon. I used my pinkie, and was happy the way the indentions grew in the oven. I wasn't happy though with the lopsided nature of most of them. I think I needed to make more uniform pinkie holes, straight down.
I have yet to conquer the art of pinkie hole making. Or taking good photos of food at night. Sometime, there's just no more daylight left. And then, we the sun is back, there's just no more cookies left. :)