Tuesday, December 16, 2008

TWD: Buttery Jam Cookies

Continuing on with the Smorgasboard (I know I didnt spell that right) of holiday cookies... Heather of Randomosity and the Girl chose Buttery Jam Cookies for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie. And Heather, I'm right there with you... how could you go wrong with a recipe called... Buttery Jam Cookies?

These cookies are super moist and tender and very cakey. Not really the consistency of your regular ole cookie. I added cherry preserves and since these were going to be on a cookie tray at a Christmas Party, I festive-ed them up with little maraschino cherries on top.

These cookies were good, but not as good as I had hoped. They honestly didn't have much flavor at all. I added additional cherry preserves to the recipe, as I just didn't think the amount called for in the recipe would be enough for my cherry-loving self, but they didn't have an overwhelming cherry flavor. Or, even a slight cherry flavor.

I rolled and flattened my cookies out with wet hands when putting them on my cookie sheet, because I had heard other TWDers saying that they ended up looking exactly how you placed them on the cookie sheet... and I wanted a smooth looking cookie, not a biscuity, sconey cookie.

Sadly, no one touched these cookies on the cookie tray. I thought maybe they were a little too retro-y looking with the maraschino cherry and all.

All-in-all not a bad cookie at all... but nothing to write home about. Not buttery or jam-y. Hmph. Oh well...

9 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

Hehe, I like the idea of the maraschino cherry on top, they just look too cute. And if no one else eats them, it's more for you, right? They just don't know what they're missing.

HoneyB said...

Actually as I was reading your post I was thinking - why didn't I think of my red and green candied cherries to go on top? We loved the cookies here!

Sarah said...

i agree, nothing special about these, but tasty. i like the cherry on top of yours. great job!

chocolatechic said...

I'm sorry that no one took them.

We loved them.

Kimberly Johnson said...

I agree 100% with your assessment of these cookies! I was disappointed too. :( Yours look great though!

vibi said...

Apparently you're not the only one who thought they were a little bland... nevertheless, the cherry makes them very festive! Lovely touch, Amy!

kim said...

aw, i think they look really cute with the cherry! there's no accounting for taste ;) sorry they weren't your thing, hope you like next week's better!

leanne said...

Love the idea of the maraschino cherry on top.

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