A Father’s day thumbprint cookie just for him, because he deserves one. With this chocolate cookie, he won’t need any other Father’s day gifts.
Simple, quick and perfect for a day of relaxing with the family on the annual Father’s day.
Happy Father’s Day to all of you fathers out there and to the mothers who are both mom and dad. I hope you all enjoyed your day! We had a nice quiet day here at home. Mr. 365 doesn’t like to celebrate Father’s Day because he wants our children to show him that they love him 365 days a year by their actions and not because they have to on one special day. LOL! That’s why he’s called Mr. 365! I just got that. Ok, no… I agree with him…to a certain extent.
What else can a day like this have? I would say barbeque but I’m not that type of gal. I leave that to the hubby of course. He’s a wizard at that, and I think the cookies will make him just as happy, if not more. Cookies have been his go-to for who knows how long now.
Throughout the year my kids are gracious, always thanking us for taking them places, eating out, and purchasing things for them. They also thank me every night that I cook them dinner even when it may not be what they want to eat or it doesn’t turn out right. The one thing they need work on – is their initiative to help around the house.
I understand that this may largely be due to fact that I’m not a strict chore enforcer. Yes, they’ll do things when I tell them, but over the past year or so (Hmmm…come to think of it, it’s been since I’ve been home full time) I been quite a bit more lax on them pitching in and helping out.
I know, I know, it’s better for their self-esteem and I’m not doing them any good by not having them be responsible for certain things around the house.. Yeah, I can hear my mother saying that now,… but I grew up the same way.
No specific duties and only did things when asked (and then I complained and sometimes threw a fit).
I’m being honest. Think whatever you want, just telling you the way it was and now is. I’m an only child, remember?
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Needless to say, when it all comes down to it, I turned out ok (at least I think so). In most, if not all of my job situations I went above and beyond what was required of me and was promoted or highly respected by my bosses. Now I keep house, do the laundry, cook, clean (though definitely not as often as I should or as my husband would probably like me to) and spend quality time with my family. Which, when it comes right down to it, is the most important thing I could possibly be doing for everyone involved. We’re not living in squalor, I have a happy, stable 20+ year marriage, and our children are healthy, happy and well-adjusted.
Everyone can get behind this awesome Mexican hot chocolate molten lava cake by gimmesomeoven. Don’t forget natashaskitchen and her classic eclair recipe. Those chocolate lovers won’t be able to put it down!
This is what matters. Do we celebrate Mother’s Day? Oh! Don’t even get me started on THAT one!
So, anyway, it was a nice quiet day with family time consisting of channel flipping between a Red Sox game and the U.S. Open, hanging out, and then in the afternoon father and son going to play in a golf tournament in which they came in third. Life is good.
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This is adapted from The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook, and I’ll tell you why after the recipe.
Chocolate Thumbprints – makes approximately 3 dozen
Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 ½ teaspoons corn syrup
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine flour and cinnamon. Mix well and set aside.
- In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream 8 tablespoons of butter, the sugar, salt, and vanilla on medium-high speed until smooth.
- Beat flour and cinnamon mixture, beginning on low speed and increasing to medium-high.
- Add the eggs and beat until well combined. Roll the dough by teaspoonfuls into balls, and place 1-inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes, remove from the oven and press thumb or small object to make an indent on top.
- Return to the oven and bake for 7 more minutes. Transfer to wire rack.
- Combine the chocolate, rest of the butter and the corn syrup in a small heat-proof over a pot of simmering water. Stir occasionally.
- Cool slightly, then pour thumbprints with chocolate mixture.