Ok, so the thing that made me most excited about this week's TWD was the host's (Mike of Ugly Food for an Ugly Dude) response on the email stating his pick- "I think I'll go with "Thumbprints For Us Big Guys," since...er...well, there's gotta be something for us big guys." Every time I flip through the book, I always kind of cringe at the name of this recipe. I love Mike's response.
Anyway, not being a fan of jam, I subbed some chocolate. I also used ground almonds instead of hazelnuts. Mine were a little crumbly, hence the ugliness of the cookies. So fitting for Mike. Definitely not as pretty as the pic in the book!
These are so buttery and nutty. I loved how the bottoms of mine were a little browned and crispy. They come together in a couple minutes- I just sprinkled some chopped bittersweet chocolate on them while they were still hot and spread it after a couple minutes. Check out Mike's blog for the recipe!