Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Kids' Thumbprints

Late is better than never, right? I like that saying. I spent many years being an 'on time or else' kind of person, with myself only, if others were late I wasn't bothered at all, but for me, I needed be on time. I despised being late, immediately racked with guilt should the dreaded moment I was late, eventually arrive. But, after having kids, being late just kind of happened.  I was stressed out at being late at first, but now I just try to let it be and enjoy the moment. 

Mind you, I'm still rarely late in real life, it still bothers me if I am, but with blogging, well, it is too easy to fall behind and be late.  I was such a good blogger at first, I think the whole first year I blogged along with TWD I did not miss a single recipe.  Then after that things just got so busy and blogging slid to the back burner. I missed baking along every Tuesday. Every now and then I'd jump back in, then fall back out.  Just too busy!

Anyway here were are, two Tuesdays after the final "original TWD" end recipe, and I am posting.  I baked along on time, but just didn't get to posting until now! Don't worry, these cookies are definitely worth waiting for.  I think they are my very favorite cookie out of all of them that I have baked with TWD, and that's quite a few cookies! 

Cookies with jam are my favorites, add some crunchy peanuts to the mix and I am a happy cookie muncher. These were so fun to make and my three little ones enjoyed lending their thumbs to the cookie cause. I am so happy I got to bake these ones with my kids, it was just a magical moment and I will always treasure having my little sweeties in the kitchen with my, wild and crazy as they are at ages six, five, and four, and full of boundless energy just bouncing around the kitchen :)

A very heartfelt thank you to Laurie, her helper, Julie and most importantly, the author of Baking From My Home To Yours, the world famous Dorie Greenspan -- visit her site for the recipe to these absolutely delicious peanut butter and jelly thumbprint cookies :) 

I am planning to keep on baking through Baking From My Home To Yours, I want to bake all of the recipes that were chosen before I joined in July 2008 and all of the ones I missed through out the years.  And I will definitely be game for TWD's next challenge, Baking with Julia, I've already gotten my book and am ready to go, and hopefully, not miss a single one! 


Flourchild said...

They look great! Better late then never..and Im sure your happy you made these yummy cookies!!! See you in the new baking group.:)

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

These look delicious! I'd love for you to stop over and share them at my new party :)


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