Wednesday, March 10, 2010

TWD - Thumbprints for Us Big Guys

For this week's baking, Mike of Ugly Food Dude, chose "Thumbprints for Us Big Guys". Please visit Mike's site (he's very funny!) for the recipe or check page 164 in Dorie Greenspan's "Baking: From My Home to Yours". This was a super simple, tasty cookie and with endless variations, I think I will be making this one repeatedly. I baked this recipe pretty much as written with hazelnuts in the dough and a raspberry filling. The one exception was the portion size - Dorie instructs us to use a teaspoon of dough for each cookie. A teaspoon? For "Big Guy" cookies? I think my portion size was closer to a tablespoon! I gave these cookies to my mother to share with her co-workers and they gave the cookies a big thumbs up!

4 comments:

Leslie said...

Your cookies look fantastic! I also made mine about a tablespoon and can't imagine them any smaller. I love your china!!

Nichi said...

pretty picture! i agree with the portioning, i made mine very big.

bakingwiththeboys said...

I totally agree with the portions! I did not get near the number of cookies Dorie specifies.

Jacque said...

I always have a hard time making cookies that are "a teaspoon"... that is so small! Plus they're easier to pop in your mouth non-stop.

Anyway, yours look just like the book's... perfect!