clementine marmalade cookies

way back when, i set about making clementine marmalade because i really wanted to make those jam thumbprint cookies.  i meant to make them for christmas but time got the best of me, and i never got around to doing so.  winter just hasn’t felt right to me without thumbprint cookies.

now, after i stewed up some clementine marmalade, i went about looking for a good thumbprint cookie recipe and ended up getting distracted!  (what is wrong with me?) while flipping thru dorie’s baking from my home to yours tome, i came across a rather innocuous looking recipe for jam cookies.  rather than baking the jam on top of the cookie, the jam is mixed right into the batter.  i’ve never encountered anything like that before, so i figured, why not give it a go.  plus, i’ve got enough clementine marmalade leftover for making jam thumbprint cookies, that is if i ever get around to making them.

dorie’s jam in the batter cookies produces a small nugget of joy.  the cookies are rather dense, not too sweet or greasy and surprisingly addictive.  the first day the batch filled up the cookie jar, hubs ate 7 in one go!  well-wrapped, they will remain fresh for over a week.

Clementine Marmalade  Cookies
(makes about 45 one-inch round cookies; adapted from dorie greenspan)

Flour 2 cups
Baking powder 1 tsp
Fresh ground ginger ½ tsp
Salt ¼ tsp
Butter 1 stick
Sugar 2/3 cup
Egg 1 large one
Milk 2 tbsp
Vanilla extract ½ tsp
Clementine Marmalade 1/3 cup
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375ºF.  Line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Beat butter in the bowl of your standmixer until smooth and creamy. Add in sugar and beat until well combined.
  3. Then, add in egg, milk and vanilla.  Beat until just combined.
  4. Next, add in the marmalade and beat for one more minute.
  5. Finally, add in the flour, baking powder, ginger and salt.   Beat until just combined.  the dough will be really thick.
  6. Use a small ice cream scooper or two teaspoons to form the dough into small 1 inch balls.  Drop onto the baking sheets 1 inch apart.  The cookies will not spread out very much.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are brown and crisp.  Cool on a rack.

2 responses to “clementine marmalade cookies

  1. Leave it to Dorie to come up with something fabo. These cookies look perfect. You and I are defintiely on the same citrus page. Tis the season, eh? I have a mountain of oranges I need to use…to our citrus creations! Was also thinking about using some for an orange version of Flo’s pull apart lemon coffee cake…

    • Dorie is a genius! I think an orange flavored pull apart cake would be divine! I haven’t made that thing in 12 mos or so. Lemme know how your orange version turns out!

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