Since I missed Christmas (almost) and we are in the midst of Hanukkah, I think you should make these for New Years!  Festive and bright these little gems will lighten up your cookie platter and offer something to those poor non chocolate lovers.  You’ve had these before and you know what they taste like.  You may love their buttery nutty goodness like Jodi and Jill, or really just never enjoy like Rob.  My mom used to make these when I was young and although I don’t have her original recipe, this one from Dede Wilson brings back my memories of filling the cookies and later over eating on them!  I repeated history with Sylvie – as she chose which jams (we love the peach apricot and tayberry) and then filled each on happily while I cleaned up (she clearly got the better job).

OH, instead of re-writing the recipe for these cookies, I will simply send you the link.  Dede Wilson is one of my favorite bakers and I have 2 of her books.  Her blog looks amazing.  I’ll have to add it to my blogroll if I can remember how!

dede wilson’s thumbprint cookies — – the only change I made to the recipe was to add kosher salt – just 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon which for me really brings out the flavor of the nuts and is a nice contrast to the sweetness of the jam.

And lastly, Happy New Year!  Thank you for writing to me and encouraging me with this blog.  I hope you are all enjoying your holiday now, be it Christmas or Hanukkah or both (like my lucky kids!)

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