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From the book Cookie Swap: Creative Treats to Share Throughout the Year by Julia M. Usher. This cookie is doubly delectable, as it combines two holiday must-haves—the classic thumbprint and the gingersnap.
Makes 3-1/2 to 4 dozen (1-3/4-inch) thumbprints
Prep Talk: Store in airtight containers at room temperature up to 1 week. For the firmest texture, enjoy within the first 3 days.
3/4 cup apricot jam
1/3 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup minced crystallized ginger
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon mild molasses
2 large eggs, separated
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups slivered almonds, finely chopped (for rolling)
Cookie Swap: Creative Treats to Share Throughout the Year by Julia M. Usher
Cookie swaps are not just for Christmas anymore! Cookie Swap: Creative Treats to Share Throughout the Year shows that the cookie swap is perfectly suited not only to holiday gatherings but also to garden parties, showers, children's birthdays, summer get-togethers, and more. A cookie swap has all the same traits that make a potluck so effortless to host. Plus, the idea of a party all about cookies is simply irresistible, no matter what the season. With dozens of decorating and invitation ideas, over 50 delectable recipes, mouthwatering photos, and tips on hosting the best swap possible, Cookie Swap will inspire readers to make the sharing of cookies the centerpiece of every event. Photographs by Steve Adams. Published by Gibbs Smith, 160 pages, ISBN 9781423603788. Order now...
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A cookie baker in Arizona Jan 21, 2015
Would make this again.
LOVE!LOVE!LOVE! This recipe. Made 2 batches [kept one for me] and put them with my regular Christmas cookie lineup. 5 stars
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