The other day, I found it was time to make another batch of some sort of Christmas goodies. Thumbprint cookies sounded excellent. However, our jam selection was… uninspiring. After consulting the little brother, it didn’t take long for us to realize the obvious solution: Use the cranberry sauce!
Daddy had made some delicious cranberry sauce for an event, but we had a lot left over. Did it work with thumbprint cookies? Oh, yeah.
I just used Better Homes & Garden’s cookie recipe, with a little tweaking:
Instead of baking the cookies and THEN filling with jam, I filled the UNBAKED cookies with cranberry sauce. This way, the cranberry sauce was able to candy a bit in the oven. The result was delicious, festive, soft-chewy cookies. Give it a try!