Ok, so the thing that made me most excited about this week’s TWD was the host’s (Mike of Ugly Food for an Ugly Dude) response on the email stating his pick- “I think I’ll go with “Thumbprints For Us Big Guys,” since…er…well, there’s gotta be something for us big guys.” Every time I flip through the book, I always kind of cringe at the name of this recipe. I love Mike’s response.
Anyway, not being a fan of jam, I subbed some chocolate. I also used ground almonds instead of hazelnuts. Mine were a little crumbly, hence the ugliness of the cookies. So fitting for Mike. Definitely not as pretty as the pic in the book!
These are so buttery and nutty. I loved how the bottoms of mine were a little browned and crispy. They come together in a couple minutes- I just sprinkled some chopped bittersweet chocolate on them while they were still hot and spread it after a couple minutes. Check out Mike’s blog for the recipe!
8 thoughts on “TWD- Thumbprints for Us Big Guys”
Buttery and nutty sound good to me! I loved this recipe!
I bet semi-sweet chocolate would be fab on these.
I used almond meal too! I liked it so much I don't know if I'll ever try the hazelnut now. Esp since I can't seem to find them anywhere! There is a nut shortage I don't know about? haha. Great jam sub. Now that I'll definitely have to try!-CBhttp://iheartfood4thought.com
Ours looked alike! I also used chocolate. My cookies were not pretty, but they did taste good. I am gonna practice with this recipe again soon.
Your cookies look so good! I think a lot of people used ground almonds (me included.) My cookies didn't look as neat or pretty as the ones in the book but they were yummy 🙂
I think your cookies look absolutely delicious!
Your cookies look and sound delicious!
See, I think you had the right idea, baking them till they were crunchy. I think I underbaked a bit and that's why they softened once I added jam. It's only fitting they're a little rough around the edges for an Ugly Food Dude's pick, right?!