In a sad but true twist of my week, it is yet Thursday again. The fact that it is Thursday means I have to face up to the fact that tonight I have night school and I have yet again failed to do my homework. (Wait a second...does that make me a teacher's worst nightmare?) I do have plenty of great excuses though. No seriously. It's tax season and I have been doing tons of research trying to find some answers for a complicated return.
I was really ready to go into hiding to avoid having to deal with it at all, when in a final fit of desperation I decided to give the IRS a call. After several transfers I finally ended up with a "complicated" (boy did they name that department aptly) operator. In less than a minute John had solved the most complicated tax situation I have yet to encounter. After an initial gush of thanks, I started to feel a slight trickle of a tear starting to stream down my face. Then I decided it would probably be much too awkward for the both of us if I started to cry on the phone.
Instead I hopped and skipped into the kitchen to make some cookies. I'm hoping to offer them to my night school teacher as a
Lemon, Blueberry Thumbprint Cookies
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Zest of one lemon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/3 cup granulated sugar
Zest of one lemon
1/3 cup blueberry jam
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine butter, sugar, egg, flour, salt, baking soda, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a bowl and mix until combined.
Combine sugar and lemon zest in a food processor and pulse a couple of times until well combined. Pour into a small bowl.
Shape the cookie dough into balls about 1 1/2-inch around and roll the balls into the lemon-sugar. Place the balls a couple inches apart onto cookie sheets lined with silpats or parchment paper.
Press a dent in the middle of each ball with your thumb and fill with 1/4 teaspoon or so of blueberry jam.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Makes 24 cookies.
The blueberry jam bleeds a bit on the dough, perhaps not making for the prettiest of cookies. These ugly ducklings were a serious flavor explosion though more than making up for any lacking in the looks department.
I know what you guys are thinking, "this lady eats nothing but desserts". While on occasion that's true, but I do try and eat healthy occasionally. Today for lunch I had a super tasty veggie wrap. On a pretty tasty tortilla I might add. I'd totally drop the name of them for you if I had been gifted these. For some reason, I just don't get sent the free stuff. Hmm, pretty sure it has nothing to do with my About Me page.