“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” –
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hello, sweet friends…
I hope the day finds you well…
We have had the usual amount of rain this month…
so naturally I’ve been doing lots of nesting…(aka online surfing)
which is how I serendipitously discovered a sewing hack for curtains…
actually a curtain valance…
(and truth be told) It’s a small hack…
but definitely share worthy…
When I came across an adorable table runner I wondered what it would look like as a curtain valance over the kitchen window…
The width measurements were perfect (86”) and with just a bit of sewing…I hemmed the length 1”
it would fit nicely over the window…
I was so pleased with the results that I ordered 2 more table runners for dressing another window in the kitchen…
and dining alcove…
I just love nesting.
December is usually when all the baking begins…however January is when I bake those cookies I didn’t get around to in December. One of my favorite cookies is what I will refer to as sugary bites of bliss... I confess that I love the dough too!
SOFT JAM THUMBPRINT COOKIES
1 cup butter (2 sticks, at room temperature)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
Jam ( my favorite is raspberry)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Using an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Beat in egg yolks and vanilla extract. Add flour and salt and mix until incorporated and dough comes together in a ball. If desired, chill for 30 minutes.
Form dough into 1-inch balls (make sure they’re perfectly round), and arrange on prepared cookie sheet. Use a 1/2 tsp. to create perfectly circular craters in the center.
Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove cookie sheet from oven. If indentations look shallow, further define them again and fill each with a bit of jam.
Bake for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until jam melts slightly and edges of cookies are lightly golden.
I really enjoyed your post and thought the idea of using the table runner was very creative. I also enjoyed those thumb print cookies very much
So happy for you Jose!
What a great idea to use a table runner!!!!!! GENIUS!!!!! I can see you doing more of these all over your home!!!! I will let you in on a little secret. I ordered a buffalo check shower curtain and it must have been flawed. I got it at the beginning of the shutdown last March. Well it was way too short and was going into the bathtub. I contacted the company and because of shutdowns everywhere, it took all the way till September to receive my new one. They ALSO told me to keep the original….its now a tablecloth for my kitchen table!!!!! Yay me!!!!! Your cookies looked yummy too. I havent baked thumbprints in YEARS!
I LOVE that story Donna! I bet everything looks adorable too