Anyways, this week's Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Mike of Ugly Food Dude. He chose Thumbprints For Us Big Guys. These are different from regular thumbprints because they use ground hazelnuts and raspberry jam. This recipe was slightly confusing, because Dorie's cookies look big and have wide indentations for the jam. But in the recipe she says to use teaspoons of dough and your pinkie to make an indentation. So they are super tiny. I made a few changes to the recipe:
- I used ground almonds instead of ground hazelnuts (equal amount)
- I cut the recipe in half
-Instead of using jam to fill them, I used chocolate ganache. After I ran out of that I used some chocolate syrup, which was surprisingly yummy.
These were just okay. They are very crumbly and dry, and don't have a distinct taste. But they are edible and quite sweet. Although they were interesting to make, I won't be making them again. Sorry Dorie! However, some of the other TWD members liked them a lot, so you can try the recipe for yourself. Find it here or in the book. Enjoy!