Blueberry Mojito Thumbprint Cookies and the Freakin’ Flamingo

by Suzanne on September 16, 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 I

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 yolk and vanilla and beat until incorporated.

Mix flour, coconut, soda and salt together in a medium bowl then, with mixer on, add slowly to the creamed butter mixture until well incorporated.  Removed the dough from the mixer and shape into a ball.  Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.  This dough can be refrigerated longer, but you’ll need to let it sit out for a while to soften just enough to form into balls.

Form dough into about 1″ balls.  Optionally, you may roll in chopped nuts, additional coconut or lime zest at this point.

Place dough balls on an ungreased baking sheet and put into a 350 degree oven for 13-14 minutes.  Remove from oven and press your “thumbprint” into the middle of each ball.  Spoon jam into the thumbprint.  Place back into the oven and bake for another 10 minutes.  Transfer cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.

These cookies disappeared as fast as I could make them.  Good think this dough makes about 6-7 dozen cookies!

You have also GOT to check out Megan’s recipe using a treat from the Freakin’ Flamingo!  And these “little cuties” of Megan’s, Chocolate Dipped Clementines with Sea Salt.  I made these a little earlier and they are amazingly delicious!

Blueberry Mojito Thumprint Cookies II

As Renee’ at Freakin’ Flamingo says these will “Tickle Your Tastebuds Pink!”

Color me pink.

Suz

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Katrina September 16, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Now I’m really in a jam because I want some of that jam–and the cookies! 😉 Can’t wait to check out the Freakin’ Flamingo! So fun to post together with Megan–she rocks, as do you!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield September 16, 2011 at 5:10 PM

I can’t wait to try the “sampler” set I got, too! But it’s a sure thing I’m going to be ordering more of the Blueberry Mojito Jam. YUM!

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Amanda Formaro September 16, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Oh my! I bet these were so good! I just talked to Renee and she has stepped out of SRC temporarily because her business is doing well and she hasn’t been blogging much because of it. How great for her! Thanks for the raving review, I will have to head over there and check these out 🙂

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield September 16, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Absolutely wonderful! I can’t wait to sample more of them.

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Megan September 16, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Love the post and I want some cookies! They look perfect. Thanks for baking with me. 🙂 It was so fun!!!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield September 16, 2011 at 8:20 PM

It WAS so fun! And I can’t wait to try the pork and brownies. YUM! Thanks for a great time, my friend!

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Becky September 16, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Now THOSE sound wonderful!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield September 16, 2011 at 8:18 PM

You have to make them Becky! I still have dough left. I would make you some if you were here. 🙂

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Claire September 17, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Drool activity going on–those sound SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield September 20, 2011 at 10:59 AM

These are some seriously fabulous cookies. As soon as I make a batch they are G.O.N.E.!

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RJ Flamingo September 20, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Hi, Suzanne! I am very nearly speechless! I had no idea that you and Megan were cooking something up between you, and I’m absolutely thrilled and delighted that you’re enjoying my jams! As I commented on Megan’s post, it makes me so happy when they inspire people to take them beyond toast, and these cookies look outrageous!

If you wouldn’t mind, I’d love to post a link to this recipe in the next issue of my Freakin’ Flamingo Newsletter, and share it with the world. 😉 Thanks so much for the (unsolicited – I swear!) shoutout. BTW – more samplers are coming!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield September 20, 2011 at 10:57 AM

We were the ones who were thrilled! Your jams are amazingly unique an delightfully delicious, and that is putting it mildly. Please feel free to use the post however you see fit. Pictures, too, if you’d like. I’ve decided NOT to send Megan the bill for mine. LOL!

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RJ Flamingo September 20, 2011 at 11:47 AM

You’re a doll! Thank you! xox

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Candy September 22, 2011 at 9:09 AM

These look amazing! I’m totally into jams right now and Freakin’ Flamingo’s flavor combinations sound like they are out of this world!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield September 22, 2011 at 9:11 AM

You will LOVE them. They are all unique and fabulous!

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Jeanette September 23, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Beautiful thumbprint cookies! By the way, you are one of the winners of my Vita Spelt Pasta giveaway. Please email me your mailing information. Congrats!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield September 23, 2011 at 2:13 PM

Thanks! They are delicious!!! And Woooohooooo! I’m a winner! Thanks, again!

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Katherine Martinelli September 23, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Yum! Love this. Thumbprint cookies are the best and this jam sounds wonderful.

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield September 23, 2011 at 5:16 PM

You can’t go wrong with this, I promise! Thanks for stopping by. 😀

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Jennifer @ Jane Deere September 23, 2011 at 8:19 PM

I came across your blog through SRC and wanted to invite you to a link party that I am hosting. I would love it if you would drop by Jane Deere and link up to Fusion Fridays with your favorite or most recent recipes, handmade crafts, diy projects, tips & tricks, and how to’s! { open through Wednesday! }

Jane Deere

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield September 23, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Thank you so much! I would LOVE to join in. How very kind of you. 😀

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Barbara Schieving September 27, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Such a fun name for jams. I wish I could reach in and grab one of your scrumptious cookies!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield September 27, 2011 at 6:02 PM

If I were there I would bring you some!

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claudia lamascolo October 1, 2011 at 9:33 PM

I just love the way these sound and the photo is mouth watering

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