A dear friend came for tea and chat
In the breakfast room
overlooking the garden
It was a special friend
The good Spode Camellia cups, saucers and plates
The Spode Camellia milk jug and sugar bowl
And my grandmother's silver tea pot
And a tea treat
Tasha Tudor's jam thumbprints
An almondy flavored cookie
filled with raspberry jam
Notice three cookies?
Two would look like "eyes" on the plate
Three look like cookies!
We sipped, we ate, we visited.
Soon it was time for my friend to leave.
Washing up followed
And we tend to do the tea things by hand.
TASHA TUDOR'S JAM THUMBPRINT
1 cup butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 t. salt
2 egg yolks
2 cups flour
1/2 t. almond extract
Preheat oven to 350. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpat.
In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients except the jam. Chill dough for a half hour. Roll dough into small balls and make an indentation with your thumb; fill indentation with jam.
Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until golden brown. Place on a rack to cool.
I like to sprinkle with powdered sugar after they cool.
*You really can use any jam you want. Next time I make them I'll use some of my peach rosemary.
It's Tuesday and I'm joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday.