Tuesday, December 16, 2008

TWD - Buttery Jam "Cakies"


































This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was Buttery Jam Cookies, chosen by Heather of Randomosity and the Girl. You know how you can look at a recipe and imagine how the result will taste? I didn't get that from this recipe.

The recipe calls for jam, which is mixed in before the dry ingredients. The TWD bakers reported that dark colored jams (like blackberry) turned the cookies an odd grayish-purple. I considered using the recommended apricot jam, but was drawn to a jar of Trader Joe's Apple Cranberry Chutney I keep in the refrigerator. It's a tad spicy and not very sweet. 

I was pleased with the result, even if it wasn't exactly what I expected. My cookies turned out not flakey as Dorie said they would, but cakey. They don't spread at all when baked, so you really need to squish them down before baking. But the flavor with the chutney was great-delicate but noticeable. 

Would I make them again? Probably not. Maybe it was because they came at the end of a chocolate-free baking binge. Maybe we're cookied-out in TWD land. Maybe I'm dreaming of the brown sugar brown butter shorties I made during the same baking binge...

Check out what the other TWD bakers did here. And if you're interested in the recipe, you can find it on Heather's website here.

12 comments:

Melissa said...

Cakey is a good description of how mine came out too. There wasn't any flakiness to mine. That apple cranberry chutney sounds pretty good!

Jessica said...

yum! what a fantastic idea to use that chutney. I bet it added a great flavor to the cookies.

Katrina said...

Love them all stacked on top of the jar like that. Pretty much just a mediocre cookie. Guess they can't all be super winners!

Debbie said...

Yay for Trader Joe's! Boo we don't have it in Texas!! I'm so jealous of people that have Trader Joe's.

Your cookies look great. We really liked this recipe.

Jaime said...

great idea to use the chutney in this recipe!

margot said...

These were good, but now I'm dying to try the brown sugar cookies - they sound amazing!

Teanna said...

These are totally cakey! I wonder if they turned out flakey for anyone! Yours look great and I love that apple cranberry chutney!

leanne said...

Cakey is a good description of what mine were too. I have been wanting to make the brown sugar shorties! Now I guess I have to.

Engineer Baker said...

I have no idea what Dorie was thinking when she called these flaky. That chutney sounds fabulous though.

Peggy said...

I think cakey is a great description. The chutney sounds delicious! I think I would make these again simply because they were so easy to make and I love easy!!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Totally "cakies" - much better name for them!!!

LyB said...

These cookies were a bit cakelike. But they were perfect with a nice cup of coffee in the morning. :)