The last recipe from our Passover sweet adventure is Walnut Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies. Although you can fill the thumbprint with a whole pistachio, or a whole almond as I did with some of these, fig jam is my favorite flavor so I also spooned in some of our L’Epicurien White Fig & Almond Confit, and Black Fig Preserves. Did I mention fig is my favorite flavor of jam?
We love thumbprint cookies. For Christmas, Geoffrey made some Almond Thumbprint Cookies with our Mixed Red Berry Jam. Thumbprints are not only fun (and feels a little naughty) to stick your thumb in the middle of the cookie, you also get to create so many different flavor combinations by choosing what to spoon into the thumbprint, like Cashew Thumbprint Cookies with Cajeta Caramel Sauce. For these Walnut Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies, I made some with pistachios in the middle, and some with whole almonds in the middle. But... did I mention I love figs?
Recipes with White Fig & Almond Confit
Some of the Walnut Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies have our White Fig & Almond Confit in the center. This wonderful jam is produced by L'Epicurien in France, and is a delicious combination of white figs, white wine, and almonds with a hint of lemon. We have made so many recipes with this Fig & Almond Confit including Fig Jam-Filled Almond Cupcakes and a Fig Almond Torte just to name a few. Geoffrey even made some Vanilla Fig Almond Ice Cream which was out of this world. So spooning some in the thumbprint cookies was a “no brainier.”
Black Fig Preserves is Ruler of the Night
I also made some Walnut Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies with my personal favorite, Black Fig Preserves. This delightful jam has all natural ingredients; fresh figs, pure cane sugar, and lemon juice. Simmered in small, handmade batches, this fig jam was the unknowing star of a wine-cheese-jam tasting cocktail party we hosted. We invited some friends over, and presented five wines from different countries, paired with five different cheeses of varying potencies, paired with five of our jams, spreads and tapenades. The Black Fig Preserves was the ruler of the night going along with every cheese and almost every wine. We were surprised and very pleased.
So, if you haven’t figured out yet how much I love figs, and fig jam, and Walnut Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies with fig jam centers, I’m not sure what else I can tell you – except try this recipe. You will love it almost as much as I do.
More Traditional Jewish Dessert Recipes
If you are looking for more Jewish traditional dessert recipes for Hanukkah or Passover, check out these recipes.
- How to Make an Easy Rugelach with Jam Walnut Filling
- Lemony Almond Macaroons
- Persian Almond Cardamom Pistachio Cake
- Hazelnut Citrus Torte
Have a figtastic week,
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