Sunday, January 18, 2009

TRIOS...........A delectable little cookie!

Today was a good baking day...... we need to eat something loaded with calories like we need a hole in the head......... but I just felt like making cookies so I made a family favorite.....something called "Trios".....the recipe came from Gourmet magazine and I must say they are very delicious. I baked up only half the recipe which made a dozen cookies, just for me and the Boss....Tomorrow with the other half I think I'll make some spritz cookies with the new cookie press that Necie got me for Christmas....It's Oh so nice to have such a good neighbor and friend....Thanks Necie!!! Here's the recipe I hope you try them.....

2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
about 2 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
about 2 tablespoons of peach or apricot jam
about 2 tablespoons of blackberry jam
whisk together flour and salt. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until very pale and fluffy, about 4 minutes, then beat in egg and vanilla. At low speed, mix in flour mixture in 3 batches until a dough forms. Divide dough in half and form each piece into a 6 inch disc, then chill, wrapped in plastic wrap, until firm, about 1 hour.

Assemble and bake cookies:
Preheat oven to 350 with rack in the middle. Line baking sheet with parchment.
Roll 3 separate level teaspoons of dough each into a ball, arrange them in a triangle on a baking sheet with edges touching in center, then make a deep indentation in the center of each round. I use my index finger that I dip in water with each cookie. arrange 1 inch apart on baking sheet.
Fill indentations in each cookie with a tiny bit of each of the jams.
Bake until cookies are baked through and golden brown on the edges, about 15 minutes. Cool on baking sheet then sprinkle with a little powdered sugar....... Make some hot cocoa, don't forgot the whipped cream and chocolate jimmies and Enjoy!!!!!


alice said...

They look delicious! I will give these a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Deb said...

These look really good and something my grandmother made. Oh, by the way, I tagged you for a meme. go check it out!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I enjoy any type of jam cookie, cause it gives such a variety of flavors from one recipe.

I agree on the convertible truck idea, although I'm not sure how practical it would be in the Northwest,lol!

The herb pots were such a creative solution to growing herbs and having them look decorative.

Sweet wishes,

Shannon said...

They sound wonderful! I am always looking for a good recipe for my preserves!

Daryl said...

Yum .. and way less caloric if you just lick the computer screen ...

Salmagundi said...

Are you trying to make me cook again? Actually, I cook all of the time - just don't get a lot of joy out of it. I've got potato & bacon soup going right now - smells pretty good. Take care, Sally

Salmagundi said...

Me again-- the desk in the background of my post belonged to my great grandmother and I have had it for 55 years. Bob did refinish it about 40 years ago. He's a jewel - I'm very lucky!! Sally

Eli said...

Hi Sue, I would like to try these cookies that seem to be delicious. Could you please tell me how many oz. are 2 sticks of butter? Many thanks.