Tuesdays with Dorie finishes its cookie trifecta with Buttery Jam cookies.
If you are the sort of person that makes your bed – for real, tucking and all – every morning, sets the table like a restaurant and just generally prefers that things look a certain way, this cookie – my version anyway – is not for you. My version turned out to be an unfortunate shade that is kind of blue, kind of purple, kind of gray and all unappetizing. You will notice that Dorie did not suggest Blackberry jam for the jam in these cookies…with good reason. She is trying to sell these books, you know. A lovely gray cookie does not food porn make.
Frankly, the color was the most exciting thing about these. They were super easy to make and decent to eat. I think more or maybe just better, thicker jam might be in order for these. Will liked them; Colin liked the batter. The best thing about these cookies was that the boys joined in. After the rejection in favor of Jimmy Neutron last week, I was thrilled to have my helpers back. Will was even insistent on wearing his chef’s hat and apron.
Colin missed most of the work on the buttery jam cookies and begged to make more cookies…WITH sprinkles. There was no time for chilling and all that jazz so we threw together some M&M cookies. and added three kinds of sprinkles. I am pretty sure the pictures do not in any way accurately reflect the absolute garish christmas overload present in these poor defenseless cookies. Needless to say, Will loved them. Colin – the Dr Frankenstein behind these creations – abandoned them to the cookie jar.
This is worse than the how the kitchen usually looks but, even still, do you think organization should be my top New Year’s resolution?
Colin had so much fun he dragged us back to the kitchen the next night. We made Martha Stewart’s outrageous chocolate cookies, one of my faves. If you haven’t made these, do. They remind me a little of Dorie’s Chocolate Chunkers. They are pure chocolately goodness.