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Friday, December 21, 2012

Raspberry Thumbprint Drops

One of the best cookies to date.  There I said it.  The best cookie!  A huge thanks to Tiff {or Biff, as I like to call her, which I'm sure she appreciates...} brought these to our holiday baking extravaganza.  I made another batch yesterday, but filled them with Nutella.

I know.  I'm a genius.

You want to know what else I did yesterday?  Well, I didn't step a foot outside.  1) because our front door was frozen shut.  2)  because I kept myself and the little man busy in the kitchen.

See, about a month ago, he decided he was over taking an afternoon nap {except for the 3 days a week he goes to daycare of course}.  I still lay him down, tell him to rest, etc, etc, etc, but usually 30 minutes later he is yelling for me and I have to get him up or else he'll wake up his sister across the hall who is sound asleep.

It really is an enjoyable experience.

So instead of dwelling on my no longer peaceful afternoons, lets talk about this cookie.  It has a similar taste to a sugar cookie, but the almond extract flavoring takes it to a whole 'nother level.

Trust me.

Make them before Christmas day okay?

Raspberry Thumbprint Drops
1 c. butter, softened
½ c. sugar
1 egg yolk
½ teaspoon salt
2 c. flour
½ c, red raspberry preserves
½ teaspoon almond extract
2 ounces semisweet chocolate

Beat butter and sugar with mixer on medium speed. With mixer on low speed beat in egg yolk, almond, and salt. Beat in flour.  Cover and chill in refrigerator for 45 min.

Preheat oven to 350 make 1 inch balls. Make a hole in the middle of each cookie with the end of a wooden spoon. Bake for 11-12 min.

Fill cookies with raspberry preserves. Drizzle with chocolate.  {I microwaved them just a bit, then put the melted chocolate in a ziploc baggie, cut a small slit on the corner end and drizzled away}.

The rest of our afternoon consisted of cookies and snow.  I'm pretty sure the little man's diet consisted of just sugar cookies and frosting yesterday, with a hint of milk here and there, but oh well.  The great thing about him is - if I put a project in front of him {decorating cookies, sticker books, etc.} and his little sister isn't there to bother him, he'll go to town.


It's great.

The husband and I both thought he'd last about 30 seconds outside yesterday afternoon while he shoveled the sidewalk and deck, but he proved us wrong.  He had to be dragged in....this mama thought for sure he'd have frostbite....but my wrapping abilities kept him warm!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Thanks for sharing those photos! He simply makes my heart melt. See you soon.

  2. SNOW!!! Send some to me. I love those cookies. I wish someone would have made them for me this year :)

  3. Wow, I am surprised he lasted so long - it was fricken cold! I am sure you'll learn to love this one on one time with him in the afternoon while your daughter sleeps. And those cookies?? Insulin worthy!