It was inevitable.
After nearly four years, baking with the Tuesdays with Dorie group has come to an end. The last recipe, chosen by Ms Dorie, herself, is a delicious one -- Kid's Thumbprint cookies, a shortbread-type peanut butter cookie, filled with chocolate chips (in my case).
Peanut butter and jelly/jam is a great combination, but nothing beats peanut butter and chocolate.
Instead of rolling the cookie dough in chopped peanuts/nuts, I used some almond meal from Trader Joes. it really does behave like finely chopped nuts and is a wonderful time-saver.
These cookies are definitely addictive, too. Hard to eat just one.
When I started this blog four years ago, my younger daughter had gone off to college in New York and I needed something to fill that empty space. In the interim, she has come back for awhile, and then left again, to finish her college studies, also in New York, but at a different school. I joined TWD shortly after it began in 2008 and I have truly loved baking nearly everything in BFMHTY. I still have a few rewinds and catch-ups to do. (November and December have been tough with a heavy workload and an ailing dog, so I have been somewhat distracted in the 'fun' department.) It will be difficult to put this cookbook back on the shelf, so most likely it will retain its place on the kitchen counter and continue to be my muse.
With 2011 nearly a memory and 2012 looming ahead, I'm looking forward to baking again, especially with the new group and the new book, Baking with Julia.
Thanks to Laurie for having the great idea to share her baking experiences and let others join in.
Thanks to Julie for keeping TWD up and running.
And, many thanks to Dorie for her baking expertise and friendliness.
It's been a great run! I look forward to playing with both TWDers and newcomers in 2012.
The cookie recipe can be found on Dorie's website.