Tuesday, December 27, 2011

THE LAST TWD: Kids' Thumbprints

Well, we all knew this day would come... the very last recipe from Baking: From My Home to Yours. I can't believe that after 3 1/2 years of baking with this group that we have finished. That's it. No more Dorie recipes on Tuesdays. I am going to miss this group. I have learned so much and have discovered SO many recipes that I have fallen in love with. Here are some of my faves:

Golden Brioche Loaves (Which I turned into the most AMAZING french toast!)
Quick Classic Berry Tart (My recipe pick when I hosted!)
Banana Cream Pie (SO good!)
Tall & Creamy Cheesecake (I made an eggnog version that was TO DIE FOR!)
Quintuple Chocolate Brownies (5 types of chocolate... need I say more?)

The very last recipe was chosen by the amazing Dorie Greenspan... kids' thumbprints. They are tiny and filled with goodness. The recipe calls for chunky peanut butter and to roll the dough in nuts. I used smooth peanut butter and rolled the cookies in turbinado sugar. I filled half the cookies with Hershey's kisses and the other half with blueberry jam. They were delicious little cookies!




Dorie Greenspan, thank you for writing such an amazing book that has taught me so much. Thanks for being so involved in our group. Also a huge thank you to Laurie who started the group and to all the others who have helped it along the way. Finally, thanks to all the bakers of the group! Everyone has been so helpful and encouraging along the way. This has been a great ride!!!!


20 comments:

dorie said...

Cristine, I've loved seeing your recipes over the years. Congratulations on seeing this BIG project through to the end. xoDorie

Cindy said...

What a great baking group. It has been an honor to belong. thank you for you friendship.
Have a Happy New Year.

Flourchild said...

You are one of my biggest joys in baking with TWD! I have really enjoyed you and your faithfulness to my blog! You are so loyal and I really appreciate your comments! I know will keep in touch!
Your cookies look amazing..I love the kiss idea!!

Katrina said...

Love the look of the cookies rolled in sugar! The nuts, while really good, were messy.
Definitely an end of a great run! Can't wait for more with Baking With Julia!

Kayte said...

We both commented on it being a great ride...see, it has been a great ride! Your cookies look wonderful...fun to see your list of Favs as well. See you in February with the BwJ book. Oh, and that is one really pretty photo of you with your book!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Beautiful thumbprints, Cristine! And I love that photo of you at the end - gorgeous! :) See you in February!

slush said...

I love hearing about everyone's favorite recipes. Thanks for sticking with us till the end. I hope you will hop on the ride through Baking with Julia as well. :)

Karen said...

I love that you included some of your favorite recipes! I made the quintuple brownies twice and didn't get pictures either time! It has been fun baking along with you! :)

Clivia said...

Your cookies look perfect with their sugar coating! I loved reading your favourites. Hard to believe we baked them all!

Jennifer said...

Your thumbprints look amazing with that sparkly sugar!

Tracey said...

Such a terrific idea to coat your cookies in the turbinado sugar, they really look wonderful! Great list of favorites, I have so many from the book I'm not sure I could narrow it down. Thanks for your kind comments over the years :)

Cakelaw said...

It has been an amazing ride, and such fun to make these recipes. Your thumbprints look great.

Lynne said...

Yummy looking thumbprints! What a great baking experience! Hope to see you in Baking with Julia in February!

natalia said...

Ciao Cristine ! Lovely cookies ! I hope to bake with you soon !! Baci and happy new year !

alvarosa said...

wow, yours look just great! i remember the classic cheese cake and the brioche also as big hits!

Anne said...

Your cookies are beautiful and I love that you made some chocolatey, too. I'm so grateful for all the people that baked along, thank you!

spike. said...

This group has been so much fun! I'm in agreement with all of your favorites

mike509 said...

So glad you are continuing on - as am I! It's been such a wonderful learning experience - and loved seeing everyone's creations - like your thumbprints! Everyone makes it their "own" - Happy New Year!

Jessica said...

I love what you did with the thumbprints - very yummy. It has been so much fun in TWD - I'm glad you're sticking around for Julia!

Peggy the Baker said...

Loved that you included your favorites and that you were actually able to limit it. I started writing a "favorites" list and it nearly read like the Table of Contents! Keep on baking in 2012!

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