Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Buttery Jam Cookies (TWD)


This week's Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) recipe was chosen by Heather of Randomosity and the Girl: Buttery Jam Cookies. Like the name implies, these are buttery cookies made with jam. Dorie also adds some ground ginger to enhance the flavor of the jam.


You can use your choice of jam, marmalade, or preserves in this recipe to flavor your cookies. I decided to use the Dundee ginger preserves I still had from the blackberry nectarine galette to really give these a strong ginger flavor. While these cookies definitely had a ginger flavor, it was actually more subtle than I had anticipated. Next time I might consider adding a bit more ground ginger, some crystallized ginger pieces, or maybe even some more preserves.



This recipe is super simple and comes together in just minutes. The dough doesn't really spread much, so they pretty much come out of the oven looking like what they did going in... just a bit more golden :) I was able to get a fairly uniform shape to my cookies by using my cookie scoop.



These cookies received some rather mixed reviews among the TWD bakers. I found them to be delightful, though my husband said "these aren't the best cookies you've made." He found them too bland.

Thanks Heather, for choosing the Buttery Jam Cookies. I really enjoyed them and they made a wonderful addition to my holiday gift baskets! If you would like the recipe for the cookies, you can find it here. Make sure you visit the TWD Blog Roll to see how everyone else decorated their cookies!



* Recipes notes:
- These cookies puff up slightly in the oven but do not spread very much, so you can place them close together on the baking sheet.
- The baked cookies can be frozen for up to 2 months as well.
- For more recipe tips, click here.

This is another submission to "Eat Christmas Cookies, Season 2," hosted by Susan of Food Blogga. Click on the logo below to find out more about this event and click here to see the round-up of all the other wonderful cookies being submitted!


25 comments:

  1. Ginger preserves sound wonderful, definitely a way to up the ginger flavor. These were a bit more subtly flavored than I'm used to, but I'm with you - I liked them!

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  2. I thought these cookies were fabulous.

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  3. i looked at my ginger preserves in the fridge and opted for the apricot. i will have to try the ginger next time. great job!

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  4. Great pics! I wonder if these would be good with orange marmalade and some orange zest added.
    Also, I tagged you on my blog - check it out!

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  5. Looks great and even a simple ribbon makes them so much more elegant!

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  6. Glad you liked the cookies, mine seem a little dry and I think a bit bland, but I jazzed them up with some fun toppings.
    Yours look beautiful and perfect.

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  7. Aren't those all pretty... tied up in a fine pink ribbon!
    Very dainty and delicate looking!
    Beautiful, Jaime!

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  8. Gorgeous looking cookies! I love the pink ribbon too! Buttery awesomeness! Do you take orders? ;)

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  9. I used my ginger preserves from the galette too! They look so cute with the ribbon - nice job, Jaime.

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  10. Pretty presentation. Love the pink ribbon! Glad you liked them!

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  11. They look good enough for me Jaime, very nice pictures too!

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  12. Yum...ginger preserves. Must get myself some of that!! Pretty presentation! :)

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  13. They look so pretty! I'm glad you liked them, I had to skip this week so I guess I'll have to try them some time soon :)

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  14. they look so soft and pure...and they look like they belong in my mouth. lovely. :)

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  15. I think that yours look great and after these cookies, I am stopping by Sur la Table today to purchase a cookie scoop! I need one!

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  16. i thought they were delightful, too. yours looks so pretty all ribboned up!

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  17. I like how politely your husband said he didn't care for the cookies. I made banana blondies once and "you need to throw that recipe out!" was my honey's response. LOL! In my case, he was right they weren't that good!
    ~ingrid

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  18. Ha! My boyfriend said the same EXACT thing your husband did! I love that you loved them, though! They look delicious!

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  19. Aren't these just the prettiest cookies all tied up in with a pink ribbon? I can just imagine how sweet they would be with an afternoon tea.

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  20. Ginger preserves sound like a great way to go with these. Maybe adding the chopped crystalized ginger would give more punch to the flavor? I wish mine browned like yours did...yours are beautiful!

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  21. Ooh, I totally had ginger preserves and I didn't think of using it! Great idea. They look so cute :)

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