This has been a cookie-baking month so far, and I haven't even gotten around to baking my traditional holiday cookies. Heather of Randomosity and The Girl was the lucky person to choose this week's recipe, so all the TWD bakers worked on Buttery Jam Cookies.
There were mixed results and opinions about these cookies. For me, they didn't come close to equaling the taste and goodness of the previous cookie recipes (Linzer Sables and Grandma's Sugar Cookies). All my cookies were more scone-like, bite-sized, and bumpy-looking, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but they just didn't grab my attention. Although I will say that their flavor improves with age. The 4-day-old cookies taste better than the fresh ones, unless I'm just desperate for cookies.
For the jam component, I used some of the French jam that had made an appearance in the Linzer Sables. It's good jam, and added sweetness to the cookies, but the flavor was lost.
It's always good to try something new, and I'm sure some of the TWD bakers loved these, but I will not be making this recipe again, especially when some of the earlier recipes were clear winners.