I am joining Mary at Little Red House for her weekly Mosaic Monday…
Please stop over at Mary’s and see her beautiful pictures and all the other mosaic entries..
Mary was featured on Houzz.. Read the interview with Mary and view pictures of her lovely home…Congratulations, Mary!
I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving..I know I have so much to be thankful for!
Thanks so much for all the good wishes and prayers for my dil. She is on her way to recovering after emergency surgery , and I hope she will give herself time to heal. I know with 4 little ones it isn’t easy, but she has to put her health first for a few weeks!
Cathy over at A Bit of Blarney has put Mr. Linky up for a Once Upon a Time Recipe.
We all have recipes that were passed down from someone, or made for a special occasion and have a story behind them . Hop over to her blog and find out the details, then link up..
My recipe is for Thumbprint Cookies..
My oldest sister, who had 5 kids, asked me for the recipe for the cookies after I brought them to her house..
I knew she didn’t have much time and would probably never make them.
As a joke, where it said to fill the thumbprint with your favorite jam, I replaced the word JAM with TOOTHPASTE.
I thought it was SOOOO funny!
I waited and waited for her to notice..
About 10 years later she called to say she finally got around to making them and HA HA..! I guess I was still the bratty youngest sister..
Every year when I make them, it makes me smile! While we all grow older, we don’t always grow up!
This is Ina Garten’s Recipe
Makes 32 cookies
3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
7 ounces sweetened flaked coconut **
Raspberry or apricot jam or some melted chocolate
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until they are just combined and then add the vanilla. Separately, sift together the flour and salt. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture to the creamed butter and sugar. Mix until the dough starts to come together. Dump on a floured board and roll together into a flat disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
Roll the dough into 1-1/4-inch balls. They should each weigh 1 ounce.
Dip each ball into the egg wash and then roll it in coconut. Place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and press a light indentation into the top of each with your finger. Drop 1/4 teaspoon of jam into each indentation. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the coconut is a golden brown. Cool and serve.
**We are not crazy about coconut, so I use chopped nuts, and you can leave them plain too..
If you have a recipe with a story, stop over at A Bit of the Blarney and link up!
Don’t forget about Marsha’s Chocolate event on the 16th..
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