It was such a pretty day here that I decided to set up my tea outside. I've made my late beloved mom's Scandinavian Cookies, which are really just thumbprints, but that was the name on her recipe, and I'm sticking with it.
I always love bringing out my old friend, the baking Santa. Isn't he the cutest?
Of course, sipping tea from my December Royal Albert teacup is always a pleasure. Today it's Constant Comment tea to enjoy.
I thought I'd show you what my little waterfall looks like. My son covered it with bird netting to prevent all the leaves from my Bald Cypress tree from clogging it up. Soon we'll be able to take the netting off.
Yield: around 20 cookies
Thumbprint (Scandinavian) Cookies
My mom used to make these every Christmas. Isn't it nice to bring out recipes of loved ones to have their memory with us as we bake?
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 egg, separated
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- finely chopped nuts (I used walnuts because my mom always did)
- Preserves of your choice
- Cream butter, add sugar, egg yolk, and beat.
- Add the flour and the vanilla and mix.
- Roll the dough into balls, about the size of walnuts, and dip into slightly beaten egg white, and then roll into the finely chopped nuts.
- Make a dent in the center, and add a small amount of preserves.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
I used my Christmas Jam for filling the centers.
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My DIL and I almost made these cookies Saturday evening. They are one of my favorites! Have a good week my friend. xxReplyDelete
Your mom's cookies look and sound delicious Kitty! What a wonderful way to remember her. I love your sweet baker Santa and pretty teacup too! So smart for your son to cover your waterfall. Happy Monday ♥ReplyDelete
How adorable Kitty! That baking Santa stole my heart!! Your mom's cookies sound yummy, what a delightful afternoon treat!ReplyDelete
Starting with your wonderful Christmas Quilt and Tea Cozy, and on with your Santa, Cookies and December Tea Cup...you have created a wonderful Tea Time Table. The cookies look delicious.ReplyDelete
It's great that you can sit outside and have tea and cookies Kitty! I love the cute Santa and it's so special to bake your moms recipe for the cookies.ReplyDelete
Kitty, I cannot imagine having tea outside this time of year. It is far too cold here. Your table looks so pretty and festive. We are thinking alike because I was going to make thumbprint cookies too but I will wait until tomorrow now as I'm too busy today. They certainly look pretty on a plate! I've added your post to my party. Hugs...SandiReplyDelete
Your cookies sound fantastic Kitty! I've had raspberry preserves on my mind... This would be perfect-enjoy:@)ReplyDelete
Ooh....loving the sound of those cookies right now! I need one with a large cup of coffee. I always adore seeing your baking Santa. But you know I love me some Santa! That December cup is so pretty. I hope that you have a wonderful week dear Kitty. Hugs and blessings, CindyReplyDelete
Oh I remember these...so delicious. I'm sure that it would take me back to Christmas 1967 in a flash.ReplyDelete
You always have the cuttest posts!Gorgeous table and delicious cookies!Hugs!ReplyDelete
Oh my, these cookies look delicious and bring back memories for me. My step- mom always made something similar at Christmas time. I will make these and think of her. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Hello Kitty, those cookies look delicious. How nice to keep the tradition going. Your baking Santa is very cute! Happy day to you!ReplyDelete
Love this week's festive tea time.ReplyDelete
Baking Santa made me smile. He looks like he's 2 feet tall?!?
Your Thumbprint cookies look so pretty and I'm sure they are delicious. The tablecloth is lovely Kitty and perfect for the season. Love the Baking Santa, he's so handsome. I need to pick up tea in that flavor, so good. Hope you are having a wonderful week.......ReplyDelete
Love your outdoor setting, Kitty - the Santa, cozy, teacup and cookies! That was a great idea for your waterfall!ReplyDelete
Oh yum, Kitty! The table you've set is absolutely inviting! Especially on a gray, chilly day like today!ReplyDelete
Kitty, I haven't made thumbprint cookies in years! Cute post!ReplyDelete
I do like your setting and baking Santa definitely is cute:)ReplyDelete
Lovely cookies, may I have one please...
All the best Jan
I would love to have one of your pretty cookies, Kitty. Nice to remember your Mom and see what her cookies looked like. I love your tablecloth and the Baking Santa. So cute. Such a darling teacup.ReplyDelete
Enjoy the Christmas season.
Zach was just telling me earlier that he wants us to make cookies together tomorrow! I just copied and pasted this recipe to add to our list! You are such a blessing, dear friend.ReplyDelete
Kitty, how adoradorable the santa is. Love the vignette and those thumbprint cookies look heavenly. I haven't made them in years. The teacup is so sweet. So sweet to remember your mom's cookie name for these lovely cookies. I know she is so missed. Much love to you.ReplyDelete
I've always loved thumbprint cookies, they are definitely a special holiday treat! Your Christmas table setting is just darling... amazed that you can have a tea outside still! It's far too cold here :) I like to use the original name for cookies too, that we used to know them by. I hope to make some cookies this weekend, always so fun doing the holiday baking! Many blessings :)ReplyDelete
Oh, those cookies look so good, and they sound pretty easy to bake. I may have to borrow your recipe! You must live in the south to be able to have tea outside this time of year. We are in north central Florida, and it has actually been a bit too cold this week for outside anything! But that will soon change, and maybe I'll join you for an outside tea party soon! I have come to visit from Sandi's No Place Like Home tour. This was lovely.ReplyDelete
I love your baking Santa with his nice apron with goodies stashed in the pocket! So cute! Enjoy your day! holiday hugs!ReplyDelete
Your cookies look scrumptious and your baking Santa is the cutest! Thanks for sharing. I just love 'hand me down' recipes to treasure. Lovely photos dear friend!ReplyDelete
Kitty, I've never made these before. They are so pretty! Your Santa tea party looks delightful! xoReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday, 514. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!ReplyDelete
Not sure how I missed this one! Thumbprints are a favorite here too! I tried a couple of new recipes this year so never got to make any but I still have a little time :) I love that you'll still be able to enjoy your fountain after the leaves fall. The water would freeze here ;)ReplyDelete