Thumbelina dance, Thumbelina sing.
Very few of you will know what the heck I'm singing about. Back in the day, in my weird childhood, I was obsessed with the late, great Danny Kaye. In his movie, Hans Christian Andersen, he sings a song about Thumbelina, and it was awesome - or it was for a 10 year old me.
Karli blogged about these thumbprint cookies about a month ago. I had to try them out too, but with a different secret ingredient. We named them Thumbelinas.
These little beauties are pink peppercorns. They are a strange ingredient for cookies, but a fancy one, adding a tiny kick at the end of every bite. FYI - Pink peppercorns aren't even of the pepper family, but somehow they have a peppery taste.
Look at the pretty pink specks, very cute and dainty.
Sometimes the dough likes to stick to the spoon when you're making the little holes where the jam/jelly goes. I just dip the spoon in the jam/jelly juice and then press on. Hole after hole after hole after hole...
Plopping in the filling. We are making these for our shop with made-in-Indiana raspberry jam. But I didn't have any of that good stuff on hand, so plain 'ol grape jelly went on top of these.
Ready for the oven.
Thumbelina, you never looked so tasty. PS - Our shop will have these with a nice drizzle of icing on top, but I was lazy this evening. Cry.
Thumbelinas a plenty. Yums! These cookies have been roommate approved.