Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Love Letters

I need to write two love letters this season...

The first love letter will go to Ashley from Hairzoo. I think this is my favorite haircut ever! LOVE IT! It's a bob without the dog ears and poof. Of course, this love story wouldn't be complete without also writing one to my sister-in-law, Margo, who introduced me to the straightening iron. Which then probably means I need to write another love letter to Revlon as well... Goofy picture, I know...I took it :o) !!!

The next love letter will be written to the inventor of the Jam Thumbprint Cookie. I don't know who invented these cookies, so the obvious person to write the letter to is my friend, Carole, who shared this recipe on her blog last Christmas season. (Atleast I am fairly certain it was her...if not, then let me know who you are so I can write YOU a love letter!) Oh, buttery, walnuty, strawberry goodness!!! Be still my heart!

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

2/3 c. butter

1/2 c. sugar

2 egg yolks (save the whites)

1 tsp. vanilla

1 & 1/2 c. flour

2 slightly beaten egg whites (saved from above)

1 c. finely chopped walnuts

1/3 - 1/2 c. jam, your choice of flavor

1. Grease cookie sheet. (I used a well-seasoned stone, so I didn't need to grease...)

2. Beat egg yolk, sugar, butter, and vanilla.

3. Add flour. Mix well.

4. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

5. Shape into 1 inch balls. (I used my smallest Pampered Chef cookie easy!) Roll balls in egg whites, then in walnuts.

6. Place on cookie sheet. Press thumb into center of each ball to make room for jam.

7. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

8. Cool and fill with jam before serving.


jillian said...

you are hysterical! love the haircut- can't wait to see it in person. the cookies look amazing. i wish i could eat one now :)

Linda said...

You're beautiful: Inside and Out!

People are hammering icicles off of my eaves. Will you pray, Kiley?

Think I may just go make some of those yummy looking cookies.

Merry Christmas, friend!

Olivia said...

Your hair looks fresh and crisp and pretty, too!

Hope the sewing is over for a week? I love the 'new' items on your etsy spot. Lots to choose from for birthdays. Mollie made her entrance on Dec 20th. Need to find out a middle name and verse. It will keep til after the New Year.

Merry Christmas to you and ALL of yours!

carole said...

Ashley at Hairzoo in Henrietta? I've gone to her before, too! She did a similar cut on me and I loved it! :) How nice to have a fresh cut for the holidays.

Your sewing is very inspiring! Very well done, too.

Merry Christmas!

Oh, and yes, I think I did post the jam thumbprint recipe a while back. I love those. They are a lot of work, though.