Raspberry Lemon Thumbprint Cookies. From Emeril Lagasse, the "BAM Man." It called for Chambord or kirsch, neither of which I had. I didn't want to buy more booze. This recipe only called for a bit, and driving to the store and purchasing it just wasn't in the cards at 7am on a Saturday morning. No company, no shower, just me and the cat. Nuf said.
So, I embraced the Jacqueline mantra: Substitution is Key. And, then I proceeded with cassis!
First, I mixed up the jam and booze. I used an assortment of jams: Sarabeth's Strawberry Raspberry (my favorite store-bought that I buy at Home Goods or TJ Maxx), Smucker's Red Raspberry Seedless (I use this for my xmas cookie, Jellies) and my own home-made strawberry jam (I horde this stuff, really, not a generous bone in my body on this one...Mine-all mine). I made a larger batch so that I could both bake some into the cookie and then fill the cooled cookies.
No being a huge fan of the thumbprint cookie, I wasn't convinced these would actually work. Well, as you'll see, they kinda worked and kinda didn't work. I made them work in the end...Always the goal.
|I separate my eggs the Nigella Lawson Way. Easy. |
A bit messy, but that's what your hands are for, right?