Thursday, September 6, 2012


One year older and wiser too.  Or something like that.


1. Riding Dumbo.  Birthday Disney Trip.
2. Birthday Breakfast.  Thanks Danny!

3. Raspberry Lemonade Thumbprints.  For birthday book club! (Recipe found here.)

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, separated
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds, toasted
1/4 cup raspberry jam

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, almond extract and salt until creamy and well combined - about 1 minute. Beat in egg yolk (reserving white) until combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour until just combined.

Whisk egg white in a small bowl. Roll cookie dough into balls, roll in egg white, followed by ground almonds. Place on cookie sheet. Press a thumbprint into each ball. Place a tiny spoonful of jam into each thumbprint. Bake 12-15 minutes or until firm and light golden. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

Makes about 16 cookies

Now it's Birthday Bedtime! 

1 comment:

7carrs said...

what a cute picture of you and London. I hope your birthday card/ package finally arrived.