Monday, March 8, 2010

Thumbprints for us Big Guys

Made with ground hazelnuts, these really have a lovely flavor. I was in a bit of a rush and probably made them bigger than I should have--the last batch of small cookies look much prettier.

I really liked the hazelnut/raspberry combination but I can easily see that other ground nuts could be substituted for very good results. One of the Tuesdays with Dorie crowd substituted chocolate for the preserves! Now that's an idea!


  1. I think your cookies look great! Where did you find the hazelnuts? I looked everywhere and couldn't find them! I subbed almond meal for the hazelnut. Thankfully the almond+raspberry combination was fabulous!

  2. My husband loves to shop at the huge Wegmans store here in Rochester, NY. Wegmans has everything including hazelnuts in the bulk food section and last weekend he bought a good deal more than was needed for the cookies. I'm sure I'll find a use for them.

  3. Your cookies look so good! I do love hazelnuts.

  4. Your cookies look like little jewels! So pretty and tasty looking. I loved this recipe too!

  5. Hazelnuts are also known as filberts. Maybe you can find them under that name.

    I tried nibbling away at one of the bigger ones of these, and I was not impressed. Later, I just ate one of the smaller ones in just one bite. That was yummy. It's really all of a piece.