Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Last Ever TWD - Kids' Thumbprints


Well guys, after more than three years and more recipes than I care to count, this is it.  Today is our last Tuesday with Dorie - ever.   It's taken me through three towns, four kitchens and three jobs (counting the odd recipe or two that I baked at my mother's house) - now that is pretty amazing.  When I think of where I started, and where I have ended up, I am amazed.  I baked a lot, I learnt a lot, I got to make lots of beautiful baked goods and meet up in cyberspace with lots of lovely fellow bakers.  It is therefore with a touch of sadness that I write this last TWD post.

The last recipe has been chosen by Dorie Greenspan herself, and is Kid's Thumbprints.  These delicious biscuits are jam drops on steroids - packed with peanut butter and brown sugar, rolled in crushed roasted peanuts, and filled with fruity jam (in my case, plum jam).

I had a minor crisis in baking these because I was baking at my mother's house (where I am based for Christmas holidays), and I lined my baking trays with greaseproof paper instead of baking paper because someone had switched the rolls of paper - and my thumbprints stuck to the greaseproof paper!  However, I managed to salvage all but two of them, and the rest is history.

These thumbprints are very addictive - they are almost fudgy in taste, and the crushed nuts give a satisfying crunch.

For the very last time, you can check out what the other TWD bakers thought of these biscuits at the LYL section of the Tuesdays with Dorie website. 

Thanks to all of my gorgeous TWD baker friends, with whom I have shared so much over the last three years, including our adventures from Baking - From My Home to Yours.  And thanks to Laurie for founding this amazing group, and to Dorie, without whom we would never have formed this group in the first place. 

Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before we can meet again and meeting again, after moments or a lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.






40 comments:

Kayte said...

They look lovely. The last ever. Wow. It's been a good run, hasn't it? Now, what is going to appear in my blogreader from you? I hope you continue...I would miss you.

adele said...

Three years? Wow. That's dedication! :)

steph (whisk/spoon) said...

i am happy and sad at the same time. it's been great bakign with you! i hope you carry on with us with the next book.

yummychunklet said...

Yum! I tried Dorie's thumbprint recipe with the ground hazelnuts and it was a winner. These look great as well!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Aww how sad that this is the last TWD but it has been such a delicious run! :D

Cindy said...

Thank for your kind comments each week. I always enjoy visiting your blog. This cookie was a winner, I agree. Have a Happy New Year.

Elaine said...

How sad that this is the last TWD post! Your cookies look so good. I use to make some like these, but not rolled in peanuts. I like the idea of the crunch.

Jules Someone said...

Those look delicious! Loved baking alongside you!

Daisy@Nevertoosweet said...

Wow..that's kind of bittersweet...last one...i'm fairly new to the blogging world...so it's quite sad to see TWD end...but it's very impressive that you've been doing it for such a long time! Well done :)

I'm sure you'll have new baking adventures!

Happy Holidays all the best in the new year :D

Flourchild said...

It's been fun baking with you week afer week! Thank you for all of your comments over the years and for being loyal to my blog!
I love your cookies!

Hazel at Chicken in a Cherry Sauce said...

Mmmm - fudgy and nutty and fruity. These sound great I'm glad you managed to save them!

Cristine said...

Beautiful cookies!

slush said...

Thanks for going on the crazy ride with us. I hope you will stick around for round 2. :)

Karen said...

Glad you were able to salvage all but two of these delicious cookies! :) It has been fun baking along with you over the last few years!

Clivia said...

A perfect cookie - a lovely ending! Til we meet again. It's been wonderful reading your blog each week!

Erin said...

It has been great baking with you

Kathy said...

Reading TWD posts was one of the reasons I joined French Fridays. Sorry to see it come to an end. Love the Thumb print cookies...they looks beautiful!

jillbert said...

They look lovely! It's been so nice to meet you through the group. I hope you're joining the next group, but if not, I hope you'll still be blogging. I think your coworkers would like you to keep baking!

Jennifer said...

LOVE the endquote.

I have so enjoyed getting to know you and baking along together with TWD.

TeaLady said...

What a great 4 years of baking. Glad you came for a visit on Tuesdays. Don't be a stranger.

cookies look perfectly delicious.

Pacheco Patty said...

Wow, I am making these, they look and sound so good!
Sad the Baking group comes to an end but wonderful to read about all that you've accomplished these past few years, Congratulations and Happy New Year!

Judy said...

Lovely, delicious thumbprints! Hope you'll be baking with us in February. I always enjoy reading your posts. Sounds like you had a good time on your business-trip visit to the US.

Lynne said...

Gorgeous cookies! TWD has been a great baking experience for me. Looking forward to Baking with Julia! I love your quote on farewells and goodbyes.

The Blonde Duck said...

What do you bake next?

Johanna GGG said...

how sad it has finished - have enjoyed seeing you do all the challenges - have you cooked through all the book or are there still ones you want to try? your thumbprint cookies look gorgeous - and even more impressive given you are not in your own kitchen

Lizzy Do said...

What an accomplishment! Congratulations on cooking your way through this fabulous book. Your thumbprints are a delicious way to end this journey~

Lauren said...

Those look delicious! I'm really impressed at everything you've made (and that you've stuck to it). Can't wait to see what you do next!

natalia said...

Ciao ! I love your cookies ! You are right eve if it is sad we'll say hello again and again ! Baci

mike509 said...

You'd never know they stuck - they look perfect! I love the texture the nuts added, didn't you? Terrific post and photo!

Peggy said...

It has been such fun baking along with you these last few years. I enjoy your posts and hope we can remain in touch in 2012! Your cookies look awesome.

alvarosa said...

Baking in somebody elses kitchen is for sure a special challenge! I enjoyed reading your posts and getting some insights into life on exactly the opposite of the world. (Btw: No, we don't have kangaroos in Vienna! Haha! Sorry for this bad joke, but I had to do this once in my life...)

Anne said...

Your cookies look lovely! It's been fun baking together and I will truly miss TWD!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Johanna, I joined 10 months in, so there are still quite a few recipes I haven't made yet - scary when I have been baking along for 3 years and 3 months!

Leslie said...

I'd never know you'd had a problem with these - they look just perfect! I've truly enjoyed baking with you these last few years!

Jacque said...

I'm so glad your cookies could be saved, most of them anyway. It's been nice baking with you all these years. I wish you continued success.

Katrina said...

Definitely can't believe we're done! Sigh.
Hope to keep up with whatever you do on your blog---BWJ?
Happy New Year!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

it's been great to bake with you for the last few years, and i do hope you continue with us! we need a strong aussie contingent!

Jessica said...

Your salvaged cookies are absolutely beautiful. is has been a great experience, especially learning from friends all over the world. I hope to see you in Baking with Julia!

Peggy the Baker said...

It certainly does feel like an accomplishment to have baked through the book! (I still have 18 recipes before I've really done every single one!) It feels good, though, and my friends and family have been most appreciative. Happy New Year!

margot said...

Your cookies look perfect! It's been fun baking with you these past few years. A very happy 2012 to you!