[donotprint]So, do you ever have one of those days where everything just seems to go your way? The other day I was yearning to bake just a simple sugar cookie, and usually I have everything I need to make basic baked goods in the house. Because you never know when someone is going to remember at 9 at night that they need to bring in cupcakes for So-And-So’s birthday. Not that I am pointing out anyone in particular. Who happens to live in my house. Who happens to wear mismatched Day-Glo shoelaces in her Converse sneakers. Or anything.
So I was sad to see that I had only one lonely egg in my fridge, and so instead of happily baking my own cookies, I thought I would console myself by browsing around on www.joythebaker.com — my FAVORITE baking site — to drown my sorrows in some of her gorgeous pictures of baked stuff.
When what should I find but a recipe for cherry jam cookies that she specifically says are to be made when you have only one egg in the house. (and when you are down to your last stick of butter, which has never ever happened to me. I think butter is like oxygen — if you don’t have huge amounts of it around at all times, it gets hard to breathe.) Well…was that a SIGN, or what?
You can make these super-simple, super-good cookies with whatever jam you have on hand. I had a jar of this from Stonewall Kitchen. Stonewall Kitchen = rocking good jams. If your local store doesn’t carry them, they have a great website. Smuckers, you should be very, very afraid.
Anyway, one egg later these beautiful, scrumptious cookies were born, and they were every bit as wonderful as Joy promised. I think I am going to run out of things more often. Just not butter.
Jam Cookies, from Joy The Baker [/donotprint]