Sunday, June 6, 2010

Pistachio Linzer Thumprints - SMS

This week's SMS takes me back to my childhood. If you follow my blog, you know my mother died when I was sixteen. One of the cookies I remember my mother making at the holidays were thumbprints. These remind me so much of those cookies.

From making the thumbprint with your thumb or whatever finger you choose, to filling the centers with the preserves, these cookies are fun to make. I cut the recipe in half and ended up with 15 cookies. The recipe called for unsalted pistachios. I had salted on the shelf and used them instead. The contrast of the sweet preserves and the salted pistachios is delicious. I didn't have quite enough apicot preserves, so I filled a few of them with plum preserves. Actually, I like the contrast you get with the dark preserves. These cookies were a thumbs up at my house!



The talented and creative Tracey of Tracey's Culinary Creations is our host this week. You'll find the recipe on her blog. The links to all of the other SMS gals can be found here!

13 comments:

  1. I love anything with pistachios in them!

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  2. I think having the two colors makes your photo much more interesting. I, originally planned to do that , use different jellies. My jars of jelly have taken a walk.

    I rearranged my kitchen and I am not rearranging them back so I am not sure where everything is and that includes the jelly and my cookie cutters. I think they have feet.

    I am glad you got to use more than one jelly because it is more effective and gives people a choice.

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  3. I love the contrast of the two different colored preserves! These look beautiful

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  4. How nice that this week's recipe brought back such wonderful memories for you :) Your cookies look terrific, I love the look of the different jams. Glad you could bake along this week!

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  5. I my family loves pistachios! This cookie would be a big hit at my house!

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  6. Never had Linzer's with pistachio's! Those look so good, definitely a thumbs up!

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  7. Glad to know that salted worked fine. I'll be making them sometime in the next week. I had to make cupcakes instead...

    Thumbprints remind of my mom too. (She passed away three years ago.)

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  8. I agree with you, these are fun to make! Plum preserves sounds delicious. That's what so great about these...all the choices with fillings. Thumbs up for the thumbprints!

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  9. Linzers are fairly new to me. I first made them around Christmas time last year and we really enjoyed them.

    Your thumbprint linzers look delicious!

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  10. Plum and apricot sound so delicious!

    I think that I'll try to make them...soon!

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  11. I love theat you had memeories of your mom when making these, thats makes them great

    sweetlife

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  12. The contrast between the colors of preserves makes for a great photo! I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe :-)

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