September 2011

Blueberry Mojito Thumbprint Cookies

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Megan from Megan’s Cookin’ out in Redding California posted on Facebook that she had purchased some jam from the Freakin’ Flamingo.  Well, THAT was enough to get my attention right there.  Jam AND a Freakin’ Flamingo.  So I had to go check it out. What I found was absolutely delightful!  What a treasure of jams Renee’ has created.  She makes lots of wonderful, unique jams in “mico-batches” and sells them on her website. “Micro-Batch Jams, Marmalades & More with a South Florida Twist” The “twist” being ingredients that I would never have thought about in a million years.  But, they soooooo work! Names like ” Anne Bonny’s Pirate’s Reserve Caribbean Cranberry” that has a touch of lime and rum.  Now I know I have your attention! I got in touch with Megan and told her how I, too, had purchased some of the jams – a sampler with Blueberry Mojito, Blueberry Marmalade, Pina Colada Jam, Strawberry Daquiri Jam, and a pint of Blueberry Mojito Jam.  All are simply out of this world!  And no, no one paid me to say that.  It’s just a fact.  Oh, and many of the blueberries in the latter are whole! So Megan and I decided to post a couple of different recipes using our flavorful and unique jams.  The results exceeded all of our expectations.  Check out what Megan came up with on her blog! I made some Blueberry Mojito Thumbprint Cookies, which I have to say are the best tasting, best textured thumbprints I’ve ever made. Good thing I have more cookie dough and jam!  There are several variations you can use, so I will try and list all that I know.  I’m sure you will come up with more of your own.  This dough turns out light and airy, but also has a wonderful “crunch” to it as you bite into each cookie.  Total YUM! Blueberry Mojito Thumbprint Cookies Makes 6-7 dozen cookies Ingredients: 2 sticks softened unsalted Butter 1 1/4 cups Sugar 1 large Egg Yolk 1 tsp Vanilla 2 1/2 cups all purpose Flour 3/4 cup shredded Coconut 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 1/2 tsp Himalayan or Sea Salt Finely chopped Pecans or Walnuts, extra shredded Coconut, Lime Zest to be used for rolling cookie dough balls in before baking (optional) Directions: Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy – about 3-4 minutes.  Add egg […]