The whole thing was a comedy of errors starting with the fact that my cookbook was in the wrong state 😦 For the last couple weeks, I’ve been in the process of moving my husband and most of our stuff to Arizona from Nebraska. In the hustle, I realized that I didn’t have my book in AZ – it was still in NE (I had to come back to finish up school). Knowing that my opportunities to bake in my new kitchen will be pretty limited until I finish up school next spring, I really wanted to bake along this week. Thankfully, Tracey was able to email me the recipe, and off to the grocery store I went as our new pantry was quite bare.
After I got home, I realized I had forgotten the pistachios. Fail again. Back to the store I went. At least I was getting to learn my way around town in AZ 🙂 The final straw was realizing that I left the butter out on the counter after my first trip to the grocery store. As it turns out, butter left out when it is 100+ degrees outside is no longer cold.
Finally, my fourth shot at making these cookies went surprisingly well. Maybe the 4th try is the charm? I, like a couple others, noticed that my dough was a little dry and crumbly. While I chilled it like the recipe stated, I wasn’t sure it needed it because I ended up with lots of cracks while thumbprinting my cookies. Dough aside, these cookies are quite good. I think they surprised my husband a little bit. I think they look “Christmasy” with the green pistachios and red colored jam.
I wasn’t sure what fine but not powdery was suppose to look like? This is where I ended up stopping 🙂
A big thanks to Tracey for hosting and assisting my baking this week! I’m quite sure my husband appreciates the cookies 😉