Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie: Buttery (Apricot) Jam Cookies

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.


chocolatechic December 16, 2008 at 9:36:00 AM EST  

I didn't think that the ginger would be good, so I substituted cinnamon for the ginger.

Then I fiddled around with it some more and had a fabulous tasting cookie.

Engineer Baker December 16, 2008 at 12:58:00 PM EST  

You can always dunk the bottom in some chocolate, that might redeem them. Sorry you weren't a big fan.

Anonymous December 16, 2008 at 2:11:00 PM EST  

ohhhhh...you had the same reaction i did! they were just OK. which is strange, because i loved the linzer cookies, which had a similar flavor. maybe it was the texture? of course, no chocolate is also a strike against it :)

either way, they came out looking lovely! sorry you didn't enjoy!

Pamela December 16, 2008 at 8:31:00 PM EST  

Yeah, I was really surprised by how much I did like them. At least you can cross them off the list though! :o)

Anonymous December 16, 2008 at 8:48:00 PM EST  

I had the same reaction as you. they were fine but nothing special.

Erin December 17, 2008 at 9:33:00 AM EST  

I am totally with you on these! I found them lacking in flavor and would rather have chocolate instead. Yours still look great though!

Leslie December 17, 2008 at 11:42:00 PM EST  

Even though they weren't thrilling, you made them look great! I felt like these would have been better as thumbprint cookies (with the jam on top).

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