Spice of the Week!

White pepper: This tart, slightly sour pepper is great on fish and in soups. It looks really cool in a clear grinder with black lava salt.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


My little jelly cookies, named after the little bear who loved orange marmalade! These buttery little thumb print cookies are such wonderful pieces of joy and gladness, I can hardly express it. Try this, imagine a melt in your mouth cookie, with a satisfying crunch, that also reminds you of presents and Christmas? Can you do that? I didn't think so.

You will need:

1 C Butter
1 C Powdered sugar
6 Egg yolks
1/4 Tsp Salt
Juice and Rind of Half an Orange
3 C sifted flour
Almonds (slivered)
Orange marmalade

Cream the butter till it is light. Add the powdered sugar gradually, re-creaming well after every addition. Add the egg yolks on at a time, the salt and the orange juice/rind. Gradually add the flour and knead until thoroughly blended. Roll the dough into balls about the circumference of quarters and press your thumb into the dough till you have a small indentation and place an almond in each indent. Bake at 350F for about 12-15 mins, or till golden brown. dab a generous amount of jelly on each cookie. Enjoy!


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