Oh, buttery jam cookies. You didn't really stand a chance.
You are the embodiment of cookie flavours that I'm not a fan of. Jam in cookies? Check. Buttery, shortbread-esque taste? Check. No chocolate or icing to speak of? Check!
But I tried anyway, just in case. Dorie has a way of surprising me, making me fall in love with recipes that initially made me hesitate.
I wish I could say the same for this recipe. I tried, honest.
But in the end, I just found it a little boring. The dried ginger in the recipe, which should've given it a nick kick of flavour, wasn't detectable (to me) in the finished cookie.
And so I was left with a perfectly fine cookie, perfectly cooked after 9 minutes but imperfectly browned on the bottom. Just fine. Not spectacular.
But I think that people that do like this type of cookie would like this recipe. It just wasn't for me.
Still, thank you to Heather of Randomosity and the Girl for this week's choice! You can find the recipe at her blog. To read other TWD bakers' blogs, check out the blogroll here.
There are two more pictures after the jump, if you're interested.