Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Buttery Jam Cookies

buttery jam cookie stack

[recipe here]

Continuing the TWD cookie theme of the past couple of weeks, Heather of Randomosity and the Girl chose Buttery Jam Cookies as this week's recipe. They turned out to be delicious little cakey domes of goodness, and a welcome break from the cookie cutters :)

buttery jam cookie stack deconstructed

These were fairly straightforward, with the only unique ingredients being a tiny bit of ginger and, of course, the jam. I used the same raspberry jam that went into my Linzer Sables, because it is so sweet it hurts my teeth, and I love it.

cast of characters

I like to line up the ingredients in the order they're going in to the mix;)

ingredients in line for the pool

Can I please tell you how cute this is? Yes, I got yelled at when A. found it (no room, blah blah blah). But come on. Adorable. And kinda useful, at least in this case:)

tiny measuring cup

To scoop these out, I used my #40 disher. It was definitely bigger than the teaspoon size Dorie suggested, but I liked the larger size, and I got exactly 24 cookies.

cookie batter scooped on sheet

They spread out a little, but only just enough to enhance their cuteness.

cookies baked

baked cookies on cooling rack

I liked them a lot, especially when they were fresh out of the oven and just a little chewy in the middle. I think I would have liked some more jam flavor, though, or maybe a bit more ginger, which I didn't think showed up at all. But, overall, very tasty and easy-to-make treats! Thanks, Heather, for this yummy pick :) Don't forget to check out the rest of the TWD bakers, and if you haven't already signed up for my apron giveaway, go sign up now! :)

buttery jam cookie stack

39 comments:

vibi said...

You know your pictures kill me right, there's no point into saying more... anymore.
So... when was it you said you were available for photo lessons? LOL I'd be totaly serious, would you live closer to me!
Beautiful, Kim!

VeggieGirl said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!

Megan said...

Wow - yours are the only ones that I've seen that actually spread out. Mine didn't budge from the shape I dropped them in!

Engineer Baker said...

So pretty - but how'd yours spread? Mine didn't budge! And the tiny measuring cup - adorable!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They look gorgeous! Perfectly shaped.

Cheers,

Rosa

Sarah said...

mine spread as well and i wasn't expecting it after reading everyones comments on the twd website. yours look gorgeous!

chocolatechic said...

Very cute.

We loved these.

Jacque said...

OK, no fair, yours came out so perfectly perfect!

Nice job and nice pictures too :)

Kayte said...

How fun...I love seeing everyone's kitchens, etc., and those ingredients lined up were so much fun...little soldiers marching off into battle. Likewise, fun to see the mixer, etc. and I, too, love those little measuring cups (I use them all the time for things, I can't believe how much use they get!). Great looking cookies, great photos, great post, as always!

Sabrina said...

So pretty! Like something you would see in a magazine! Very nice job! :)

Kimberly Johnson said...

Beautiful cookies! I thought they needed a little extra something too.

kim said...

Thanks so much, everyone! :) I'm not sure why mine spread when others' didn't, maybe because I made them bigger? I wasn't actually expecting them to spread, which is why I put them so close together! I finished mixing by hand, so maybe that contributed too. I use 130g/flour to a cup.

@Kayte, good to know that the mini measuring cups do actually get a lot of use, I'll have to show that to A.! :)

Mary Ann said...

Your cookies look absolutely perfect! I am going to have to get a cookie scoop. Raspberry jam sounds yummy!

Cristine said...

Your cookies look great! And what a cute little measuring glass!

Natashya said...

Love the Oxo measuring cups. They are the best.
No more crouching down to see if you have the right level. Tell hubby you will be a better baker for it!
Your photos are fabulous, of course, so happy you enjoyed the cookies.

Tammy said...

I am pleased you likes these. I found them a little disappointing

Banjo said...

Yours look lovely, perfectly shaped and your photos are fabulous. :)

Amy (SingForYourSupper) said...

They look wonderful!! I loved these cookies!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

wow, they look great! love the christmas crackers, too!

Jinphotography said...

look Yummy!

Melissa said...

Yours look fabulous! I love your KitchenAid mixer - I'm asking Santa for the same silver one for X-mas this year. Let's hope he delivers!

Katrina said...

They look delicious! Mine weren't soft, and I didn't over bake them according to Dorie's suggestion. Hate that. But the cookies are good and fun after I "dressed them up a bit".

Danielle said...

Great job your cookies look perfect! I love your pictures!

AmyRuth said...

I love the cookies. I love polka-dots. They are just happy. Again, great photos. So much fun to see your magic.
AmyRuth

bakingwiththeboys said...

I am amazed at how absolutely perfect yours look. Perfect.

happytummy said...

gosh, your photos always amaze me...the cookies look heavenly. i wasn't crazy about them, but when i look at yours, i feel like stuffing one into my mouth! great job--they're beautiful!

Cathy said...

I just knew that if anybody could make these look pretty, you could, Kim! I'm glad that you enjoyed these!

Jaime said...

i'm amazed at how much good light you have in your kitchen! i would have trouble taking similar pics in my own

i think your cookies spread a little more than mine did. lovely job!

Pamela said...

First of all...I TOTALLY want to win your giveaway!! Such cute aprons! And the cookies look great. Are you a food stylist or something?? You are SO talented.

The Food Librarian said...

Yours came out totally perfect! The raspberry jam sounds perfect and gave it a nice hue. Great job!

eugeniasim said...

Very nice photography. Your cookies are very nicely shaped. I am enjoying too much of these butter cookies. I need to stay away from them now.

HoneyB said...

Love your photos!

Maya said...

Perfectly shapes!

Di said...

I definitely like the idea of making these bigger, and I agree that they need a bit more jam. But quite tasty, just the same. =) Oh, and I love the mini measuring cup! =)

rainbowbrown said...

Pink cookies! They look like little fluffs of ice cream. Wonderful.

sarah the baker yoon said...

oh!
i actually got that snowflake cookie stamp in the background too! but it doesn't seem to work very well. :( not on shortbread, anyway.. hopefully i'll be able to find the right cookie dough for it!

kim said...

@sarah, lol, i actually haven't used it yet! i liked it in the pic for its wintery feel :) let me know if you find the right dough for it!

Liz said...

Yours look picture-perfect! I especially love them all cuddling with each other on the baking sheet. And I agree--the jam and ginger flavor could be totally upped.

Also--I missed the apron giveaway, but I really have to thank you because that apron is ADORABLE, and now I'm giving it to myself as a Christmas gift. :)

Aparna said...

beautiful, Its look very delicious.

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