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.
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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!