Some people like to experiment with a recipe, I am not one of them. I have a concept, idea, or recipe in my mind and I expect it to work the first time. If at first I don't succeed with a recipe, it goes in the trash and I wont attempt it again. This could be due to my creative process. I get so excited over my fantastic idea that when it doesn't work, I move on to something I already know is phenomenal. I enjoy the baking and cooking process but if I spend hours making something, I want it to taste more than "okay."
Needless to say, when I was baking a new recipe for a cookie exchange at work and the result turned out flat-as-pancakes, I dumped the whole batch in the garbage and sought something new. Utilizing the same raspberry lemon jam compote I had just made, I found this almond thumbprint recipe. If these didn't work, I was first going to scream and then whip up some brownies. May I was just having an off day.
As you can see, these shortbread gems turned out pretty and delicious. Thank goodness! Mr .F suggested store-bought cookies...store-bought!!! I do have a reputation to uphold at work. So if your looking for something easy or simply need a recipe for a cookie exchange, here it is.
Hope you enjoy!