Afternoon Drive Munchies: Jam Thumbprints!

My friend at 107.5 WGCI told me that because of the Labor Day weekend, a lot of the normal afternoon drive crew will be heading out early to beat the traffic rush that inevitably occurs before a three-day weekend. I wanted to start the weekend off right by bringing in some cookies before everyone left, so I made the crew some seedless raspberry jam thumbprints!

Don’t worry. I saved some for myself and even brought some to share with my law office as well. The recipe I followed is from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking cookbook, but the recipe can also be found here. Just a tip: the grinding of the hazelnuts is the most intensive part of the recipe, so feel free to do that part in advance. Happy (early) Labor Day, Afternoon Drive Crew!


32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anita Menon
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 08:12:54

    Love love them. I made them myself last year and they were such a hit.

    You have reminded me to make them again

  2. Linda
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 08:14:05

    This is making me want to go home and bake cookies! I love the ground hazelnuts were used. Great photos!

  3. kitchenbelleicious
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 08:25:41

    this is perfect for my son. Cookie and Fruit combo! I love them and they turned out perfectly in shape. Amazing job

  4. JamieAnne
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 08:29:44

    These look great! Also, you’re a very nice friend.

  5. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 09:06:24

    Quite possibly the pretties jam thumbprint cookies I’ve ever seen!

  6. Eileen
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 09:17:46

    How did you make them so neat??!!?! Anytime I’ve made thumbprint cookies, they turn into a delicious, unholy mess. Those look amazing! You ahve some lucky friends.

  7. Clarkie @ Beloved Green
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 09:24:53

    These remind me of what my mum would make for my “tea parties” when I was growing. So delicate and sweet.

  8. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 09:28:10

    I could eat a lot of those munchies! And they’re so cute! Hazel nuts and raspberries–Yum!!!

  9. Kristin
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 10:41:07

    I would eat those for breakfast! Ha!

  10. Liz
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 10:51:56

    Picture perfect cookies!!! And such lucky friends to get samples!!!

  11. forgottenbeast
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 11:13:46

    How do you get them to look so good?? I love thumbprint cookies, and while my baking efforts TASTE good, they never look anywhere near as perfect as yours πŸ˜€

  12. Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 12:07:11

    Those are adorable. They look perfect for the baby shower I’ll be attending next month.

  13. torviewtoronto and createwithmom
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 12:58:40

    delicious looking thumbprint cookies

  14. Three-Cookies
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 13:07:04

    Those afternoon drive crew and your work colleagues are certainly lucky with a regular supply of treats

  15. Ronda
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 14:02:28

    They look so pretty! Just perfect!

  16. TrafficDiva
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 15:08:15

    Hello YummyChuncklet fans! These treats have yet to arrive at the radio station but already a fight has broken out and harsh words spoken! LOL!! Seriously, I couldn’t ask for a better friend and it helps out a ton that she is such a wonderful cook! I have had the honor of feasting with Yummy’s family for as long as I am old, so these awesome culinary delights that she turns out each and every single time is no surprise to me. She has the biggest heart and if you ever needed someone in your corner, look no further! Truly we are grateful and excited for your tasty treats and we all appreciate that you’ve included us for this epicurian ride!!!
    Love, Food & Joy Always! =)

  17. ceciliag
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 15:19:33

    Those look seriously gorgeous.. Yum and so pretty! c

  18. Peggy
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 16:25:37

    That radio crew is one lucky bunch!

  19. Kathy
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 17:13:01

    YC, These look so amazing and they look so perfect like if you bought them from a bake shop!! Lucky friends you have!

  20. Tasty Mayhem
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 18:26:50

    thumbprints are my favorite cookie. many fond memories of baking similar ones (with apricot) for cookie exchanges. they look fantastic!

  21. Laural @ Being Healthier
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 18:28:15

    look absolutely delightful!!! my goodness. love them!

  22. Vianney Rodriguez (@sweetlifebake)
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 19:55:31

    yummy, love dorie!! they came out great!!

  23. Betty
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 20:57:17

    Yummy cookies…and I have lots of homemade jam to fill them! You’re so sweet to share your cookie treats! πŸ™‚

  24. Elaine
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 22:03:01

    Your cookies look beautiful!

  25. Life is Full
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 22:38:16

    Good job, YC! These look delicious!!

  26. peachkins
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 23:08:32

    these jam thumbprint looks great!

  27. muppy
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 05:40:07

    They look soooo good, i love them πŸ™‚

  28. erica
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 08:07:51

    Yum! These look delish! I usually only make these at christmas time but I am thinking that I want one right now lol.


  29. saffronandhoney
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 08:31:55

    Those look picture perfect! And I wish I had these for my afternoon drive haha πŸ™‚

  30. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 16:13:55

    I always love that your afternoon drive munchies are always something homemade. While most of us would throw a bag of Doritos in the car, you are fighting the evil highways with lovely jam print cookies! πŸ™‚

  31. Inger Wilkerson
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 19:19:36

    Oooooh – cookies sound like a great way of coping with holiday traffic. These turned out beautiful (mine would be lopsided)! And thanks for the “like”

  32. Terra
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 21:51:44

    My aunt always made these at Christmas, one of my most favorite cookies! Yours look picture perfect:-) Hugs, Terra

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