Empire Cookies

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We are one day away from December and this past weekend has thrown me completely into Christmas mode. To be honest, it really doesn’t take much, but two days of Black Friday shopping and a few Christmas carols, and I am ready to dive head first into the shopping, gift wrapping, and holiday baking. My grandma has made empire cookies around the holidays for as long as I can remember, and they have always been one of my favorites. My loving them is a bit surprising since I usually prefer rich desserts, but I can never get enough of the buttery shortbread-type cookies with jam sandwiched between them and topped with a simple icing. I can’t believe they haven’t been on the site prior to this, so I’m thrilled to share them with you. Let the holiday baking begin!

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I love coloring the icing to reflect the festive season, so these are topped with red icing. I didn’t have green food coloring or I would have used that as well. You could always use the regular white icing plain, or top the white icing with red and/or green sprinkles.

You can use your favorite type of jam in these cookies and while I typically use raspberry jam, I was able to try a set of Crofter’s Superfruit Spreads recently and used the South America spread, which is Maqui berries and passionfruit blended with red grapes and morello cherries. This stuff is seriously good. So good. These spreads are 100% organic and include four unique fruit combinations from different regions of the world and are sweetened with fair-trade sugar. The variations include:

♦  Asia – Raspberries and yumberries blended with morello cherries and red grapes.

♦  Europe – Pomegranates and black currants blended with red grapes and morello cherries.

♦  North America – Wild cranberries and blueberries blended with red grapes and morello cherries.

♦  South America – Maqui berries and passionfruit blended with red grapes and morello cherries.

These spreads are perfect for any recipe that calls for your favorite jam, and will liven up your breakfast toast or PB&J sandwich.

image_superfruitsI love these spreads and love that the company was founded by an immigrant family, so I’m thrilled to give away sets of Crofter’s Superfruit Spreads to TWO lucky readers, who will be selected at random. Each set includes the four spreads pictured and described above. The giveaway guidelines:

Deadline: Wednesday, December 3, 2009 11:59pm EST

Required: Your email address. You must fill out the email address portion of the comment form (it will not be published) or I will not be able to contact you should you win.

Restrictions: Due to shipping restrictions, this giveaway is only for those with U.S. and Canada mailing addresses. My apologies to international readers!

How to Enter: It’s simple! Leave a comment on this post and answer the following question: What is your favorite recipe using jam?

For an Extra Entry: Tweet about this giveaway, post about it on your blog, or post about it on Facebook. Then come back and leave a link to your Tweet, blog post, or Facebook post for a possible 3 extra entries.

Good Luck!

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The giveaway is now closed and the two winners have been selected by Random.org.

Congratulations to commenter #61, Jennifer! Her favorite recipe using jam:

“my favorite recipe with jam has to be caramelized onions. you cook some little pearl onions in a couple teaspoons of Currant jam/jelly, among other things…unfortunately I’m blanking on what else goes in there, oops! but anyway, they’re SO GOOD. I love having them as part of a holiday meal.”

And congratulations to commenter #218, Annie! Her favorite recipe using jam:

“I love Italian plum crostata. The recipe uses my parents’ backyard plums . Because there is an overbundance, and we are unable to eat them all at once, my Mom makes plum jam which she uses in the recipe.

Empire Cookies

Yield: About 4 dozen

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 8-10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

For the Cookies:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup of your favorite jam

For the Icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon milk

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat; set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour and baking powder; set aside.

3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. On low speed, beat in the flour mixture just until combined.

4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a little less than ¼-inch thick. Using a 1¾-inch round or fluted cookie cutter, cut out rounds. Place about one inch apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes, just until the edges start to color. Watch closely, as they can get too dark rather quickly! Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

5. Spread bottom side of half of the cookies with about ¼ teaspoon of jam. Top with remaining cookies.

6. To make icing, whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk, adjusting the milk and powdered sugar to reach the desired consistency. Spread over the tops of the cookies. Let stand until icing is completely dry. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

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329 Responses to “Empire Cookies”

  1. Sarah on November 30, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    these look awesome!

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  2. Nathalie on November 30, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    So yummy! I’m still waiting for the chance to try a jam recipe but my favorite flavor is strawberry, unless one of these change my mind! :)

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  3. Melissa P. on November 30, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    I like raspberry jam bars. Mmm….

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  4. Erica on November 30, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Honestly – I’ve never really cooked with it. But, if I win, I’ll definitely try out some different recipes. :)

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  5. Sarah on November 30, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I would have to say rugala cookies with rasberry jam.

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  6. Lindsey on November 30, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Thumbprint Cookies!

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  7. Lindsey on November 30, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    I also tweeted about it!

    http://twitter.com/linzkitchen

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  8. Rachel J on November 30, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    My favorite Christmas cookie using jam is raspberry jam shortbread thumbprints. MMmmm I can taste them now! A co-worker once ate 15 of them in a row. I <3 Christmas.

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  9. LoveFeast Table on November 30, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    They look yum, would go great with espresso!

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  10. Sarah R on November 30, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    These all sound super yummy!

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  11. Amy S on November 30, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I love making window cookies (jam in the window type cookies)….they are so cute and yummy!

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  12. Kat on November 30, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Homemade apricot on leg o’lamb.
    Or homemade elderberry/grape on homemade bread.
    Must I really choose?
    Homemade plum on piecrust scraps feels soooo left out!

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  13. Dolce on November 30, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Cute cookies! Though I try not to use food colourings, I still do when I bake French macarons. And if I want them fast, I definitely use fruit spread in there instead of making a ganache :)

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  14. Keely on November 30, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    ‘Jam-Jams’ & thumbprint cookies YUM

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  15. shoshana Ohriner on November 30, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    My favorite thing to bake with jam is hazelnut linzer tart. These look delicious.

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  16. Mireya on November 30, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Peach muffins using spiced peach preserves! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Alison on November 30, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    What a great giveaway! My favorite recipe using jam is linzer tart cookies filled with raspberry jam. Delish!

    tribespider at yahoo dotcom

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  18. Jingle on November 30, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    I make a cupcake with a rasberry jam center that is really yummy!

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  19. Regina on November 30, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    I like to put jam in my pancake batter. Your cookies are so pretty though. Makes me want to bake some. :)

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  20. shelly (cookies and cups) on November 30, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    My favorite recipe using jam is Dorie Greenspan’s Perfect Party cake with Raspberry preserves. yummy!!!
    Hope I win ~ your cookies are so cute!

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  21. bridget {bake at 350} on November 30, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Your cookies are so cute and those spreads sound wonderful! Love the labels!

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  22. Anna on November 30, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    I’d have to say coffee cake!

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  23. BethieofVA on November 30, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Peanut butter sandwiches, what else!

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  24. Diane on November 30, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I have to go along with the shortbread thumbprint type of cookie. Love the buttery, sandy cookie with the sweet jam. Apricot and raspberry are my favorites!

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  25. Jessica on November 30, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    My favorite recipe using jam are the Barefoot Contessa’s peanut butter and jelly bars. I made them for my brother all the time while he was living in the dorms at school nearby!

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  26. marina mott on November 30, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Yammy!! Beautiful and delicious (for sure!) as always!!

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  27. Emily (iBAK3) on November 30, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    My favorite are White Cornmeal Thumb Print Cookies. Last time I made them I used some cherry preserve and plum jam that a friend of ours made! YUM!

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  28. sharon on November 30, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    I’m in early Christmas mode too. Love the colors of these cookies!

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  29. Emily (iBAK3) on November 30, 2009 at 3:03 pm
  30. Julie @savvyeats on November 30, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    I love the Raspberry Strippers from Cooking Light — they are so melt-in-your mouth perfect!!

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  31. Sarah H on November 30, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I love my mom’s jam thumbprint cookies. They are like a shortbread cookie with a thumb indent for raspberry jam!

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  32. Melanie on November 30, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    I like to mix seedless jam into my buttercream to create a fresh, fruity flavor!

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  33. Josie on November 30, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    I think my favorite recipe using jam would be those thumbprint cookies. lol. Simple but yummy!

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  34. RMJ on November 30, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    I like to make thumb print cookies using jam.

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  35. brooke on November 30, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    my favorite recipe with jam is the barefoot contessa’s mini linzer cookies. soooo yummy.

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  36. Tara on November 30, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    yummmmmmmmy ! looks great!

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  37. Jelli Bean on November 30, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    I really like to make tarts with a cream cheese-jam filling. Raspberry is my current fave. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. denise on November 30, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    My mom’s Ice Cream Kolachy are my absolute favorite cookie. I have wonderful childhood memories covered in flour rolling the dough while standing on a kitchen chair.

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  39. Margaret on November 30, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    I love using a cinnamon roll recipe but using orange marmalade as the filling. It’s delicious!

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! :)

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  40. Jeanne on November 30, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    That jam looks incredibly yummy! I love to make homemade granola bars with a layer of jam in the middle.

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  41. Rachel on November 30, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    My favorite recipe using jam is Peanut Butter and Jelly bars. Last time I made a batch for my daughter to take to a party, I came very close to keeping them for myself instead!

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  42. Christine on November 30, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    One of my favorite recipes is with jam are raspberry chocolate crumb bars full of delicious goodness like sweetened condensed milk! I think experimenting with these jams for the bars would be a flavor journey. :)

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  43. Rachel on November 30, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Thumbprint cookies with raspberry jam!

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  44. Lisa on November 30, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    My favorite recipe is a cookie called Jewel Brooches … kind of like a jam thumbprint cookie, but the dough is much more buttery and delicious, and they’re tiny. So good!

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  45. Amber Hancock on November 30, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake is my favorite with jam recipe.

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  46. Susan on November 30, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    I like butter cookies and you can put a drop of jam in the middle.

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  47. Rebecca on November 30, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Does toast with jam count? Maybe one of my favorite breakfast items of all time (peach or apricot being the best, with blackberry at a close second). If not, then pork tenderloin with apricot glaze…yum.

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  48. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite on November 30, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    My favourite way to use jam in cookies is still the old fashioned thumb print cookies with a dob of jam in them!

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  49. Jen B on November 30, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I love using no sugar added raspberry jam with balasmic vinegar as a salad dressing for chicken spinach salad – yum!
    If we are not taking recipe though, spoonfuls directly from the jar are the best way to enjoy Crofters!

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  50. KimC on November 30, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    My favorite recipe for using jam is my Christmas cookie, which I will be making this year.

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  51. Kim on November 30, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    My favorite recipe is a sour cream raspberry bread. I love raspberry jam!

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  52. Jane L on November 30, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    My favorite to use jam is to make a crostrata, filled with jam. it is easy and looks great on a holiday table.

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  53. Astrid on November 30, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    My mom and I make these awesome rainbow cookies that have apricot jam in them. They are green, pink, and yellow and covered in chocolate. They are pretty awesome and always make an appearance during the holidays!

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  54. Avital on November 30, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Sadly I don’t have the recipe itself, but my favorite “jam food” is my grandmother’s rolled cookies with short pastry and handmade jam – they were beautiful and so scrumptious!

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  55. Mary on November 30, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Oatmeal with a little bit of strawberry or raspberry jam stirred in

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  56. Rebecca on November 30, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Favorite recipe using jam is a raspberry cream cheese bar. Oh, now I’m getting hungry! Thanks for the great giveaway

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  57. Jennifer on November 30, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    I love thumbprint cookies! They are so yummy! I also really enjoy making grilled peanut butter & jam sandwiches…sounds wierd, but SO delish!

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  58. Betsy on November 30, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    My favorite “recipe” is homemade jam on hot buttered toast. Yum!

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  59. Willa on November 30, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Thumbprint cookies. Seedless raspberry jam!

    Toast and butter with strawberry works too.

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  60. Theresa on November 30, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Yummi-licious!!! Look fantastic. My fav is rainbow cookies!!

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  61. Jennifer on November 30, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    my favorite recipe with jam has to be caramelized onions. you cook some little pearl onions in a couple teaspoons of Currant jam/jelly, among other things…unfortunately I’m blanking on what else goes in there, oops! but anyway, they’re SO GOOD. I love having them as part of a holiday meal.

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  62. Pat on November 30, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    These jams look delicious as do the cookies. I love to mix jams into yogurt and make my own fruit flavored yogurt. I also love any type of cookie that uses jam. Mmmmmmmm!

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  63. Lisa~~ on November 30, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Oh my gosh, the spreads and the cookies look yummy!! I use a roasted onion and garlic jam along with goat cheese to make the most wonderful grilled pizza.

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  64. Ellen on November 30, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    I like to make a Raspberry Chocolate Nut Bar using raspberry jam, shortbread bottom, meringue-like topping (because it has egg whites in it) with chocolate & nut layers. You only need a very small bar because it’s too rich. What a fun & useful giveaway! Thanks :)

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  65. heather on November 30, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    glazing chicken in orange marmalade before throwing on the grill in the summer, and smearing between layers of scone dough before baking in the winter. jam = love.

    cheers,

    *heather*

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  66. pegasuslegend on November 30, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    absolutely love Pineapple preserves on salmon….

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  67. Amy on November 30, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Wow, those look great! I love using jam for Linzer bars and with balsamic vinegar on chicken.

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  68. Lisa on November 30, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    I like making linzer cookies with red current jam. Delish!

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  69. Drick on November 30, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    not entering the contest, but thanks for the recipe – have never heard of empire cookies before now….

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  70. Layne on November 30, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    It’s technically not jam but there is a great appetizer recipe that calls for apple butter. ::drool::

    You take crostini and top it with apple butter and a slice of brie. Melt the brie and top with a sliver of smoked ham. The salty and the sweet and the brie . . . yum! It’s to DIE for!

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  71. erika Wimble on November 30, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Grilled peanut butter and jelly!

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  72. Abbie on November 30, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Good ole’ PB &J sammie!

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  73. Christina on November 30, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Thumbprint cookies!

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  74. mindy on November 30, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    thanks so much this looks wonderful

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  75. mindy on November 30, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    woops i forgot to tell you i love making mandelbredt thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

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  76. Kassy on November 30, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    It has already been said, but thumbprint cookies it is !

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  77. Heather on November 30, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I know it’s not original, thumbprint cookies. The empire cookies look really good, so I might have to try them.

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  78. Amanda on November 30, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    I love homemade pop-tarts, with strawberry jam especially :)

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  79. Andrea on November 30, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    It’s not much of a recipe but jam with nut butter on toast or in my oatmeal is my favorite!

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  80. Pam on November 30, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I love to keep it simple…make some homemade bread and spread jam on it…..the best!

    Enjoy!

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  81. Ashley on November 30, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Blackberry jam or cranberry compote – yum!

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  82. jennifer on November 30, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    these cookies look so good! for some reason, it reminds me of wooden toy soldiers. must be that red icing! I can’t wait to try these. I usually make jam thumbprint cookies… but this is a nice variation. buttery cookie with jam… and icing to “theme” it to the holidays! amazing!

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  83. Julie on November 30, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I love pb&j’s, but I also like to use jam to make salad vinaigrettes.

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  84. Rebecca on November 30, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    I like to make cake but put jam inbetween the layers instead of frosting, it’s a wonderful surprise :)

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  85. Christine on November 30, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    As boring as it is, my favourite recipe is a good peanut butter and jam sandwich. Yum!

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  86. Rebecca on November 30, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Mmm… I’m so excited for Christmas cookies. My favorite jam recipe is stuffed french toast filled with ricotta and rhubarb jam.

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  87. Julie on November 30, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Very nice giveaway! I made some sesame cookies a few months ago that had some jam in the middle, they were yum!

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  88. Joanna Allison on November 30, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    chocolate raspberry cake

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  89. Sarah on November 30, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Rugelach! Oh, how I love rugelach!

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  90. Tiffany S. on November 30, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Thumbprint cookies!

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  91. Kitty Devany on November 30, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    I love cocktail meatballs. unconventional sweet usage all the way!

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  92. Jen on November 30, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Crofters is a truly unique jam. We tried it for the first time over Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. We love to put a little jam at the bottom of our custard. Flip out after baking and the warm jam melts all over the custard! Comforting and fanciful in one dessert.

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  93. Tiffany S. on November 30, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    I tweeted @tifscatku

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  94. Kristin T on November 30, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Stained Glass cookies are my favorite.

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  95. Michele P. on November 30, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    I like to make bars with jam in the middle, strawberry, apple and blackberry ones!

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  96. Michele P. on November 30, 2009 at 10:13 pm
  97. april on November 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Peanut butter sandwiches have kept me from going hungry on many occasions! The North American version sounds like it would be especially delicious with peanut butter, but I would of course try them all.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  98. Hollie on November 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Peanut butter and jelly bar are my FAVORITE, and you can use any flavor that tickles your fancy!!

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  99. Lindsey (Canada) on November 30, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    I love to make raspberry oatmeal bars with raspberry jam. Or thumbprint cookies!

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  100. jacquie on November 30, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    a simple butter cookie similar to this w/ a “thumbprint” filled w/ jam and than a bit of vanilla or almond glaze drizzled on top.
    yummmm.

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  101. ++MIRA++ on November 30, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    i love to make strawberry jam omlettes. when the omlette is almost done, u put a big spoon of jam in the middle and fold in on the side . the jam will become runny n gooey.soooo good

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  102. Dani on November 30, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Peanut butter thumbprint cookies with strawberry or raspberry jam are my favorite, but I definitely want to try your recipe. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

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  103. Jonnie H on November 30, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Thumbprint cookies are my fave.

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  104. Tessa on November 30, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    White chocolate raspberry cheesecake

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  105. Jess on November 30, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    oh wow those look great! My gram made ones that looked like little empanadas with jam in them – yummy!

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  106. Yael on December 1, 2009 at 12:17 am

    I love anything with raspberry jam. In particular I make a wicked raspberry coconut bar that gets gobbled up around here!

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  107. Gail on December 1, 2009 at 12:21 am

    yum! i have to go with thumbprint cookies…an oldie but goodie!

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  108. nelly on December 1, 2009 at 12:23 am

    I’m new to this whole cooking/baking thing but am soo looking forward to cooking with jam! My grandmother used to make the best sour cherry jam with the sour cherries from our backyard when I was growing up!

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  109. Kerstin on December 1, 2009 at 12:34 am

    What cute cookies!

    I really just enjoy jam best on toast! I’m boring :)

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  110. samk on December 1, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Toast, whole wheat with butter and homemade jam…..

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  111. Jennie on December 1, 2009 at 12:40 am

    I have an amazing recipe for chocolate-strawberry bundt cake using strawberry jam…made it sooo light and really moist. YUM!

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  112. Kelly Ann T. on December 1, 2009 at 12:42 am

    I use grape jam in my spaghetti sauce and meatballs in grape jam and Hienz 57 sauce is good too.

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  113. Brandi on December 1, 2009 at 1:04 am

    I don’t bake with jam all that often. The only thing that comes to mind are thumbprint cookies… Although there’s some inspiration from the comments above mine, especially about grape jam in spaghetti sauce. Kelly Ann — how did you think of that, and what does it add to the sauce??? (I’m so curious about this one!)

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  114. Suzy Q on December 1, 2009 at 2:55 am

    I love thumbprint cookies! And I suppose I could make them at other times of the year, but they seem to appear only at Christmas. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  115. Ann on December 1, 2009 at 3:45 am

    Raspberry or strawberry jam in peach melba!

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  116. Jacqueline on December 1, 2009 at 4:18 am

    Raspberry oatmeal bars!

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  117. Carol on December 1, 2009 at 6:10 am

    Mine is my grandma’s rugelach recipe. She uses finely chopped fruits but also jams to make a smooth yet textured rugelach filling. Hope I win, I’ll share with her!

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  118. katklaw777 on December 1, 2009 at 6:31 am

    I like to make Thumbprint Cookies. They are so colorful and perfect for Xmas. Plus the kids love to help make them.
    I also like to make an appetizer in my crockpot using jam, bbq sauce and a bag of frozen meatballs. It gets raves at parties. Great giveaway, thanks!

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  119. madwoman-doing-cartwheels on December 1, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Actually my favorite jam is probably the easiest–Strawberry Freezer jam but I also love to make Apple Butter in the crock pot as well. Wonderful giveaway and thanks for the chance.

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  120. HaB on December 1, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Those cookies LOOK yummy!!! I do wonder if there is a way to make them peanut butter and have a yummy peanut butter and jelly like sandwich cookie! YUM!

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  121. Hope on December 1, 2009 at 8:39 am

    I love jam thumb print cookies! So nice for the holidays!

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  122. Kelly Dee on December 1, 2009 at 8:54 am

    Hot jam sandwiches! It’s basically a jam sandwich that you dip in egg and fry like french toast. So good!

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  123. Stacey on December 1, 2009 at 9:09 am

    I love making hazelnut thumbprints with red raspberry jam! Another staple in my house is cream cheese and jelly sandwiches.. talk about comfort food :)

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  124. Sally on December 1, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Mmmm, mmmm jam!!

    I don’t use jam much for cooking, but I do have a really yummy salad with jerk chicken recipe that uses pineapple jam in the dressing.

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  125. Nancy on December 1, 2009 at 9:32 am

    I like to use jam to make thumbprint cookies, but these certainly look yummy!

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  126. Roxane G. on December 1, 2009 at 9:32 am

    I love using jam in my swiss meringue buttercream. Not exactly a recipe, but it compliments so many yummy cakes!

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  127. Adriana on December 1, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Thumbprint cookies with strawberry jam

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  128. Rodzilla on December 1, 2009 at 9:43 am

    I hope that PB + J counts as a recipe. It honestly is my favorite use of jam.

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  129. Dawn on December 1, 2009 at 9:44 am

    My fav is peanut butter cookies with grape jam centers!

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  130. Molly on December 1, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Well, I haven’t actually tried it yet, but I’m planning to soon – donut muffins with jelly/jam centers!

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  131. Danielle on December 1, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I have two favorite recipes using jam. The first are star shaped Christmas cookies with red currant jam or seedless red raspberry jam sandwiched between them. The second are double ginger scones with peach jam (homemade of course). I recently received a jar of Burnt Fig jam from Australia and am loving that heated and poured over ice cream!

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  132. Michele (also a brown eyed baker) on December 1, 2009 at 9:53 am

    I love to make PB & J cookies. I first made these for my best friend. She & I were known as the PB & J girls in college so I decided to make her these yummy double-layered heart shaped peanut butter cookies with grape jelly sandwiched in between.

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  133. lcwhitty on December 1, 2009 at 10:02 am

    I love to bake Raspberry Bars – shortbread cookies sandwiched with raspberry seedless jam then dusted with powdered sugar. Yum! Second runner-up is Apricot Dots – same concept but round cookies with apricot jam.

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  134. Kim on December 1, 2009 at 10:03 am

    I make a strawberry tart and I use Strawberry jam as the glaze over the strawberries. yummy!!!

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  135. Lindsay on December 1, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Not necessarily a ‘recipe’…but definitely peanut butter and jam on toast

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  136. Allie on December 1, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Yum, I love raspberry jam bars.

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  137. Sara on December 1, 2009 at 10:31 am

    I’ve honestly never cooked with jam but i hav with orange marmalade which I assume is close. They were these wonderful bars made out of sugar cookie dough, orange marmalade, drizzles with chocolate and nuts, so yummy. I believe it was a g
    Giada recipe :).

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  138. shorty on December 1, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Does toast count as a recipe? Ok well I like it on homemade bread, is that better?LOL
    Shorty

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  139. Sara Lang on December 1, 2009 at 10:49 am

    I love thumbprint cookies!

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  140. Maria on December 1, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Love your cookies! They are gorgeous. I like to make almond bars with raspberry jam! Yum!

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  141. LaurenW on December 1, 2009 at 10:55 am

    I love using apricot, peach and pineapple jams to do a sweet and spicy glaze for meats like chicken or shrimp! So tasty and what a nice giveaway!
    LAphant81@aol.com

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  142. Deanna on December 1, 2009 at 11:02 am

    I like thumbprints…peanut butter cookie with jam thumbprint!

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  143. Dawn on December 1, 2009 at 11:03 am

    I love strawberry shortbread cookies!

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  144. Gelareh @ Orange Truffle on December 1, 2009 at 11:12 am

    my favorite recipe is the simplest recipe… I love adding jam to my plain yogurt for an afternoon snack. Simple and delicious.

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  145. Kisa on December 1, 2009 at 11:43 am

    My grandmother’s nut tortes with warmed apricot jam spread between the layers to help keep them moist or her sweet rolls filled with any jam she had on hand.

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  146. Eileen on December 1, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Thumbprint butter cookies w/ Smuckers Seedless Raspberry jam are my absolute favorite – I make them at Christmas AND also as a Valentines Day treat for my honey :)

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  147. wasabi prime on December 1, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Oh, I love how modern-looking and festive these cookies are! So smart and delicious.

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  148. Kelly S on December 1, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Raspberry Almond Thumbprint cookies…yum!

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  149. Clarissa on December 1, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    My favorite recipe using jam is not so much a recipe as a combination: baked brie covered with apricot jam. Yummm

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  150. ang on December 1, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    These look awesome, and I think I might just have to give them a try. But my hands-down favorite recipe with jam is raspberry-walnut baked brie. Mmmmm…

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  151. Tiffany on December 1, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Your cookies look so pretty. Linzer cookies are my favorite thing to make with jam.

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  152. Steph Lamb on December 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Normally I would say jam thumbprints but on my blog a little bit ago I made Fangbite Cookies filled with homemade strawberry rhubarb jam and they were delicious.

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  153. JTay on December 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Peanut butter cookies w/raspberry jam!! yummy…

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  154. Paulette Armstrong on December 1, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    My favorite jam recipe is simple. Take 8oz of cream cheese roll it out between sheets of plastic wrap. Spread jam. Roll it up and serve with crackers. Mmmmmm good!

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  155. Paulette Armstrong on December 1, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    My favorite jam recipe is simple. Roll out 8oz of cream cheese between sheets of plastic wrap. Spread jam. Roll up and serve with crackers. Mmmmmm good!

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  156. The Duo Dishes on December 1, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Thumbprint cookies and homemade peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Nothing beats grinding peanuts and boiling down fresh berries for a snack.

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  157. Danica Moore on December 1, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    My favorite recipe with jam is putting it in vanilla ice cream!!!!!! It gives it a little something extra that regular ice cream mix ins do not do!!!!!

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  158. Shauna on December 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    These sound like a fabulous combination. One of my favorite jam treats is a raspberry cheesecake bar with a shortbread crust. Oh so yummy!

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  159. Holly on December 1, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    My favorite recipe using jam is linzer cookies of course, and Swedish pancakes!

    These look so good!

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  160. Joanna on December 1, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I adooooreee linzer cookies/tarts! They are sooo delicious!

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  161. britt on December 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    favorite recipe; these christmas martha stewart pinwheel cookies that called for raspberry jam. they rocked!

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  162. Samantha on December 1, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Oooo I’d love some Crofter’s Jam! Thumbprint Cookies for sure! Or PB/Jam in my oatmeal :)

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  163. Kate Ham on December 1, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    My favorite recipe using jam is actually an appetizer…there is nothing I love more than brie cheese covered in apricot or raspberry jam with a side of some sort of crackers. It’s so easy but so delicious!

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  164. Jackie on December 1, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    My favorite recipe using jam is jam with peanut butter in between two slices of bread! it’s yummyyyy.

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  165. Jackie on December 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm
  166. Monica on December 1, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Those cookies look delicious. I like to use jam when I make jelly cakes.

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  167. Sarah on December 1, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    I love making peanut butter thumb print cookies, with all sorts of different flavored jams. I hope I win. They all sound sooooo yummy!!!!

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  168. Liz on December 1, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    I love thumbprint cookies! December always makes me think of how my sister and I used to make them every year for our neighborhood’s holiday cookie exchange party.

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  169. zarpandit on December 1, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    you’re cookies looks funny :)
    my favorite recipe using jam(usally raspberry) is linzer cookies! great giveaway! :) thank you :)

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  170. AM GILSTRAP on December 1, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    My favorite recipe is oatmael jam bars.

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  171. zarpandit on December 1, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    and i’m in now Turkey but my adress in USA :))

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  172. Sylvia Shelton on December 1, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    My absolute favorite jam recipe is so simple. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are my favorite comfort food. No matter how I’m feeling, a peanut butter with strawberry jam sandwich makes me smile :)

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  173. Jen A on December 1, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    I am SALIVATING. Those jams sound DELISH. I’d use them in my mother-in-law’s recipe for apricot thumbprint cookies – just sub them in for the apricot jam she usually uses. And also just spread them on toast, of course :)

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  174. Nycole on December 1, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    my favorite jam recipe is to use a berry jam over prok tenderloin and roast it. Then add some chicken stock and make gravy to put on top at the table.

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  175. Megan on December 1, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    I’m rather simple – my favorite “recipe” using jam is topping a wheel of brie with jam, then wrapping it in puff pastry and baking it. Best if served with sliced pears. Yum!

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  176. Tracy Lea on December 1, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    My favorite all time jam/jelly recipe is just a PB & J on rye with seedless blackberry jam. The runner up would be homemade jelly doughnuts any delicious filling will do.

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  177. kelly o on December 1, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    raspberry jam crumble bars!

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  178. Nydia on December 1, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I love when people use jam between cake layers!

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  179. Lisa Hambright on December 1, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    I love these cookies !

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  180. Van on December 1, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    My favorite recipe with jam is biscuit sablé with a hole in the center for the jam!
    By the way, your blog is awesome

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  181. Jean Badgley on December 1, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    These look delicious…there must be hundreds of ways to use them…thank you for the opportunity!!

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  182. Jolee Hamlin on December 1, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    giveaway entry. Love it!

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  183. Emily on December 1, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Ohhhh, Deb’s raspberry breakfast bars from Smitten Kitchen: http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/09/raspberry-breakfast-bars/. Yummmm :)

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  184. Kara on December 1, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    If I’m being honest here, my absolute favorite would have to be peanut butter and jam sandwich!

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  185. Amber Vasquez on December 1, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    My grandma’s jelly roll!

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  186. Jenna on December 1, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    I love using starwberry jam in a jam bars recipe with granola and sugar topping.

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  187. Elizabeth on December 1, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Nothing can beat a pb and j with really good jam!!! And a tall glass of cold milk. Mustache included! :)

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  188. Jen on December 1, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Favorite recipe using jam is a sloppy joe that includes grape jam! So yummy!

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  189. Ally on December 1, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    My favorite recipe is a gingersnap cookie sandwich with raspberry jam inside! :)

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  190. Candace on December 1, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    I loooooove thumbprint cookies! Especially when you have a really great jam, the thumbprint cookie always seems to heighten the flavors. Great giveaway – thank you! :)

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  191. Lori on December 1, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    I love thumbrint cookies!!! : )

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  192. Claudia Davis on December 1, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    This is SUCH A GREAT giveaway.

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  193. Judith on December 1, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Yum! For me, it’s a tossup between Bakewell Tart and Sachertorte.

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  194. Claudia Davis on December 1, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    I just tweeted about your contest here: http://twitter.com/davisesq212

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  195. Jason on December 1, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Raspberry thumbprints!

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  196. Claudia Davis on December 1, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    My favorit recipe using jam is simple: a yummy peanut butter and jelly sandwich with strawberry jam and toasted wheat bread.

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  197. Nicole D. on December 1, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I make a bar cookie called Rapsberry Heaven Bars. They are raspberry jam, oats, pecans and more – delicious! Thanks!

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  198. Christianne Agbuya on December 1, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    A good jam mixed in brownie batter adds a fruity kick to the brownie batch. It also goes well with ice cream as a mix-in! :)

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  199. Christianne Agbuya on December 1, 2009 at 4:21 pm
  200. Anmarie on December 1, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Baked brie. Yummy!

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  201. Meghan on December 1, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    My favorite recipe using jam is my grandma’s butter cookies filled with jam – pretty simple but so delicious!

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  202. CHRISTA on December 1, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Favorite jam is Strawberry Fig, so good! Although I have never cooked with it or any other jam. Look forward to trying these!

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  203. Jennifer O. on December 1, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    My favorite jam recipe is blueberry nectarine. It’s not only good on toast, it’s also great mixed into plain yogurt.

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  204. Remona Munson on December 1, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Thumbprint cookies

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  205. Mandy on December 1, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    I love making jam its self during the summer. As long as I can remember all the women in the family get together in the summer and make enough freezer jam for the entire year. I have never found a store bought jam that even comes close. Of course afterwords we use it on everything from cakes to breads, my favorite is in crepes.

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  206. ashley on December 1, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    i love jam on toast but have never baked with it…yet!!

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  207. aubrey sookram on December 1, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    My favorite Jam recipe is a beautiful princess cake….love the cake, love the name……yummy!

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  208. Marta on December 1, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Linzer tortes and linzer cookies! A Christmas family tradition!

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  209. love2cook4six on December 1, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Cranbury/Banana ! I made it for Thanksgiving and it was so DELISH!!! =)

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  210. Emily West on December 1, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    My favorite recipe with jam? Easy. Toast whole wheat bread, add a tinge of butter, then spread liberal amounts of jam on top of it all!

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  211. Carolyn on December 1, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    I love jam 3 ways: peach jam and cinnamon mixed into hot oatmeal, seedless raspberry jam drizzled over chocolate gelato, and almost any kind of jam spread on toasted english
    muffins. YUM! The combinations Crofters uses in each of
    their jams sound divine. I love that they’re organic too. What
    a wonderful gift to be able to win.

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  212. SE Hawthorne on December 1, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I’m going to have to get these even if I don’t win! I LOVE pepper jellies/jams, like Hatch Chile Pepper, Jalapeno or Hot Pepper. For an appetizer, I pour a bunch of the jelly on softened cream cheese and serve with crackers. Delicious!

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  213. Rob on December 1, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    I recently tried blackberry jam in crepes, and it was a hit with the family :)

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  214. Kristine on December 1, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    I love to make plain old peanut butter and jam sandwiches, so boring I know but nothing is better!

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  215. annie on December 1, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    I love Italian plum crostata. The recipe uses my parents’ backyard plums . Because there is an overbundance, and we are unable to eat them all at once, my Mom makes plum jam which she uses in the recipe.

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  216. Nicole on December 1, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    I like baking my biscuits with jelly in the center so its cooked into the dough.

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  217. Nicole B on December 1, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    I love thumbprint cookies! with blueberry jam is the best!

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  218. Kelley on December 1, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Old fashioned jelly rolls are my favorite- filled with jam and real whipped cream!

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  219. cathy on December 1, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Ham and Cheese French TOast…with a hearty smathering of blackberry jam. The perfect combo of sweet, tart and salty.

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  220. Kathy S. on December 1, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    I enjoy making Thumbprint cookies with all flavors of jam.

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  221. Alexis K. on December 1, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    I love making/eating fruitbars made with jam for the filling.
    They are so delicious!

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  222. Kat on December 1, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    I love using jam as a layer in a napoleon (millefeuille) pastry! So delicious :)

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  223. Dee Ramirez on December 1, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    I love to make Rasberry Bars – they have a crust like a butter cookie or pecan sandie – they never stay around long when I take them to a function!

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  224. Jennifer CLark on December 1, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    I have made mini cheescakes (in a cupcake pan and papers) and put strawberry jam for topping.

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  225. Jolee Wallace on December 1, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    I love raspberry!!! Best on Sunday after making biscuits and sharing them with my family.

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  226. martha on December 1, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    My favorite recipe is homemade biscuits WITH homemade strawberry freezer jam. YUMMM

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  227. Grace on December 1, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Honestly, my favorite use for jam is on top of toast. I’m a simple girl like that

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  228. lucyred on December 1, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Our favourite baking recipe using Jam is butterfly cupcakes! Cut a circle out of the top of the cupcake, fill indent with your favourite jam and then cut circle in half and place like butterfly wings on the top, then dust with powdered sugar. YUM

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  229. Laurie on December 1, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    My favorite recipe using jam = jelly roll. I still need to practice to get it just right, but it is wonderful for a son who does not care for chocolate!

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  230. Allison H on December 1, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Jam thumbprint cookies are my favorite!

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  231. katie on December 1, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Muffins with Jam hiding in the middle!

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  232. Susan Wozniak-Hakim on December 1, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I love to mix jam with a light & fruit wine and grill or bake chicken breasts with my “concoction.” I save a little of the mixture however to dip bread into while enjoying the savory chicken.

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  233. Amanda on December 1, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    I love baking fresh biscuits and spreading them with jam.

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  234. Abigail on December 1, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    i love to make stuffed french toast with cranberry jam, then serve it with cinnamon cream cheese. mmmm. :)

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  235. Katie on December 1, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Raspberry bars! My mom makes them – they have a cookie crust with cream cheese, raspberry jam, and chocolate on top.

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  236. Angela on December 1, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    My favorite jam recipe is Thumbprint Cookies. There’s something about that buttery texture mixed with the sweetness of jam that reminds me of being a kid again. These jams look fabulous!

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  237. Leslie on December 1, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    My favorite?

    PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME. Or jam time. Jam time is good, too.

    Tweeted ya! http://twitter.com/Hello_Shitty/status/6256249609

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  238. Carrie Richards-Fowler on December 1, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    My favorite jam recipe is baked brie in puff pastry with jam and almonds on top. Soooooooooo good!

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  239. Holly on December 1, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    These jams look so yummy! My favorite jam recipe would definitely be layering baked brie with jam and then baking it up in a pie crust. Mmm Mmm holidays!

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  240. nancy on December 1, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    i love rachel’s traditional english triffle–with ham, peas and JAM
    lol

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  241. Erin Smith on December 1, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    My favorite are thumbprint cookies with jam in the center. They are divine!

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  242. Caitlin on December 1, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    These tiny almond shortbread sandwich cookies filled with raspberry jam that I was introduced to by a former student’s mother at Valentine’s Day. I make them as often as I can find a helper, because you have to work fast!!

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  243. Nicole on December 1, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    My son has many food allergies (dairy, soy, gluten, legumes, beef). Jam is a great way to add something special to his cakes. I like to make 2 layer vanilla cakes with a jam filling in between to add moistness and extra flavor.

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  244. Deb Smith on December 1, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    I’ve always loved to make thumbprint cookies

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  245. Megan May on December 1, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Jam Thumbprints at Christmas! Yum!

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  246. John on December 1, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    I love fruit bars and often use whatever jars of jam I have laying around

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  247. Lea on December 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    I have a batch of these in the oven as I type! My favorite recipe so far is taking wonton wrappers, filling them with Nutella and strawberry jam, and deep frying briefly to get the crisp texture of the wrapper. The Nutella and jam melt together and it’s deliciously gooey and sweet. It’s my “gourmet” peanut butter and jelly!

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  248. Amanda on December 1, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    I’m still a novice baker. I’ve only used jam once–between cake layers.

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  249. Andrea on December 1, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Peanut butter chocolate chip thumbprint cookies!

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  250. Stephanie on December 1, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    My favorite recipe with jam is pretty simple…make corn muffins (Jiffy is always good), fill half of the muffin, drop in a spoonful of raspberry jam, then add the rest (for each muffin). Bake as usual. So delicious!

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  251. Marissa on December 1, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    My favorite recipe using jam would either be my grandmother’s recipe for gedraidts, a Romanian rolled cookie, or thumbprint cookies. The second are so easy, but yummy, and fun to make with kids.

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  252. Cindy Bommarito on December 1, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    I am so happy to find your website. I know someone that will also love the spreads.

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  253. Hope Parker on December 1, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Square Jam Cookie Bars

    4 Tablespoons melted butter
    1 Cup sugar
    1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 egg
    4 Ounces Shredded Coconut

    Use shortbread crust for bars, spread a layer of jam over crust, bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

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  254. Maggie Rossetti on December 1, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    It’s not Jam perse, but I do love making grape jelly meatballs. They’re so good and I didn’t realize that they had jelly in them until I asked a friend for the recipe. It’s an alternative to the sweet recipes around this season, and are a great appetizer!
    http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1627,133187-243197,00.html

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  255. Ellie on December 1, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    I’ve been looking for a good fruit spread to make some delicious cookies with!

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  256. Jaime Lawson on December 1, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    I love making peanut butter cupcakes and swirl delicious jam through the batter!

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  257. Eric on December 1, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    I know its cliche, but my thumbprint cookies are my absolute favorite! Last year I made them with red currant preserves…amazing

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  258. kim on December 2, 2009 at 12:08 am

    i make a simple recipe of sugar cookies. My kids put in a thumbprint and we add jam.

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  259. Sara on December 2, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Peanutbutter thumbprint cookies with raspberry jam!!

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  260. Erin on December 2, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Russian Thumbprints Cookies.

    Christmas tradition, made every year with my mom.

    :)

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  261. Brandi on December 2, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Raspberry Linzer Cookies, they’re delicious!

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  262. stacy on December 2, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Lingonberry jam on our Swedish Pancakes.Yum!

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  263. Juliana on December 2, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Your jam — and the cookies — sound amazing! I love popovers made using small squares of puff pastry, a slice of brie, a dollop of berry jam. Fold over into a triangle, pInch it together and bake — it comes out all puffy and melty, savory and sweet. So good. On a more basic level, Greek yogurt with a dollop of cherry jam is fabulous. And of course nothing beats hot fresh baked bread spread with delicious jam!

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  264. jehan on December 2, 2009 at 1:47 am

    jamthumbprints with a hazelnut in the middle

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  265. Hillary F on December 2, 2009 at 2:15 am

    That looks sooo good! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  266. Victoria on December 2, 2009 at 5:57 am

    In response to your question, what is your favorite recipe using jam?, I would say quite simply on my mother’s norwegian waffles. There is nothing better that the cardemom delecacies topped with fresh raspberry jam she makes from the farm down the road. Probably the best treat ever. Just thinking about it now. Wow, what a delight :)

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  267. Brandi on December 2, 2009 at 6:41 am

    I love thumbprint cookies with strawberry jam-yum!

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  268. Allison on December 2, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Thumbprint cookies have always been a holiday tradition in my family & I am passing on the tradition.

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  269. linda on December 2, 2009 at 8:26 am

    strawberry jam for thumbprints of course! thanks for entering me in this giveaway!

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  270. Cecilia on December 2, 2009 at 9:06 am

    a warm brie with a good jam to spread over it!

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  271. Joanna on December 2, 2009 at 9:12 am

    My favorite is my grandma’s traditional birthday cake with a layer of jam in the middle!

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  272. Alana on December 2, 2009 at 9:18 am

    PB&J sandwiches! I’ve never cooked anything with jam, but I’m sure looking forward to trying!

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  273. AmyC on December 2, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Wow. Those cookies look absolutely delicious. I’m glad its finally Christmas cookie season.

    My favorite jam recipe is actually a thumbprint cookie recipe with jam in the middle. My mom would always make them around Christmas time for us.

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  274. Honor on December 2, 2009 at 9:55 am

    My favorite recipe for jam is chocolate thumbprint cookies. They’re my husband’s favorite cookies so baking them makes me smile.

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  275. Deb da Amazon on December 2, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m a big fan of jams in any flavor and a PB&J fanatic. I’ve had jams in cookies and cakes, but nothing beats that salty/sweet combination of Peanut Butter and Jam/Jelly/Preserves sandwiches…..unless the jam is spread on buttered biscuits, still hot from the oven!!!

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  276. Jessica on December 2, 2009 at 10:12 am

    This is an easy question! Considering we are in the full holiday swing, my favorite recipe using jam would be thumbprints. Raspberry thumbprints are my favorite and coming in a close second would be strawberry thumbprints. Yum! I want to make a batch now!

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  277. Jen on December 2, 2009 at 10:19 am

    My jam recipes usually involve toast, english muffins or homemade bread :) I have made my own jam from berries growing in my yard, but I truly love most everything about jam. The jars, the labels, the jewelled colors.

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  278. Megan on December 2, 2009 at 11:51 am

    I have a great recipe to marinate meatballs in a sauce with apricot jam and then serve over rice!

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  279. PaintingChef on December 2, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I’m sure if given enough time I could think of something much better but for my money, there is nothing more delicious than a perfectly buttery thumbprint cookie filled with sweet raspberry or strawberry jam.

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  280. Neena on December 2, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    I know this is hardly a recipe, but nothing beats jam and butter on toast! With a hot cup of tea!

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  281. Kristin on December 2, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    I like raspberry pecan bars. YUM

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  282. JulieAnn on December 2, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    My favorite is paczkis – I’m not even Polish, but these jelly filled doughnuts would make me think about trying to become Polish! Yum yum! I don’t make them very often, but they’re SO good and an absolute must for Fat Tuesday!

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  283. Katy Lin on December 2, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    mmmmm . . . those empire cookies look GREAT!!! my favorite recipe using jam is thumbprint cookies – similar story, my grandmother always made them around the holidays, so they’re now a staple for my family, too :) please count me in for this great giveaway!

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  284. yeon on December 2, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    i love jammed cocktail weenies: toss in your crockpot 1 cup fruit jam, 1 cup yellow mustard, and a bag of hickory farms lil’ smokies and you have yourself a party in a pot!

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  285. Auna Beasley on December 2, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    My favorite jam to use is Strawberry jam in the middle of the thumbprint cookies. Yum!

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  286. KristinaYellow on December 2, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    I love brownies with jam swirled on top–it makes me think of chocolate covered strawberries. Sigh. YUM. (I linked on my facebook page and my twitter but don’t know how to link back here?)

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  287. Risa on December 2, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I love lemon raspberry thumbprint cookies, sweet and simple!!!

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  288. Laurel on December 2, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    I love love, love homemade linzer raspberry clove heart cookies. They’re sort of a butter cookie using only cloves for spices. They’re shaped like hearts with a hole in the top of the sandwich through which the jam peeks. I haven’t made them in forever because I haven’t had great jam in forever. I’ve never actually seen Empire cookies before. They look like pure genius.

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  289. Jami on December 2, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    My mother-in-law’s recipe for raspberry-chocolate bars. They have a shortbread crust, seedless raspberry jam, a chocolate drizzle, and nuts. They are delicious!

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  290. Ashley on December 2, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Thumbprint cookies!

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  291. Emma on December 2, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    My favorite recipe using jam is on a yummy slice of warm bread with peanut butter.

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  292. Pilar on December 2, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    WOW, I have no idea other people know about maqui, I’mfrom Chile and we used to have it all the times when out on the country

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  293. Molly on December 2, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Baked brie with apricot jam and slivered almonds. Mmm!

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  294. Alexandrea M on December 2, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    MMM, I have been having really boring jams haven’t I? Didn’t know such great combinations were out there!

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  295. Tina Volz on December 2, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Every year my kids and I make Linzer Cookies and I can only imagine how exquisitely delicious they would be with Crofter’s Superfruit Spread! YUM!

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  296. Leigh on December 2, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    I’m partial to my raspberry cream cheese brownies – a great blend of flavor and texture!

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  297. Dina on December 2, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    i loved these lingonberry jam muffins i had at a scandinavian christmas fair. they were light with the jam inside and powdered sugar outside. very delicious. in fact, i’m hoping to get some at the fair this coming weekend!

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  298. Dina on December 2, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Here’s a link to the mention on my blog:

    http://huntingfortheverybest.wordpress.com/2009/12/03/crofters-superfruit-spread-giveaway/

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  299. Beth on December 2, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    It might sound crazy, but I like to use a little peach or pear jam in chicken salad.

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  300. Jessa on December 2, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    I LOVE using an Orange Jam to make orange peanut chicken! Mmmm! Of course, I love raspberry jam bars just as much. Ah…. now I’m hungry!

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  301. Julie on December 2, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    We mix jam with our pancake mix and then make the pancakes. Fantastic!

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  302. Miranda on December 2, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    I like to make just plain PBJ for my girls. They love strawberry. Or I also like to warm it up and add it to the top of pancakes or waffles.

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  303. Say on December 2, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Honestly, on toast with a little butter does me just right.

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  304. Kelly on December 2, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    My favorite is truly a pb&j. Yum! Next to that, I like making pork loin in the crockpot w/ apricot jam.

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  305. Aileen on December 2, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Raspberry thumbprint cookies! Another fave — not really a recipe — is cottage cheese topped with any delicious jam. Raspberry also works well, as does apricot.

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  306. Hannah on December 2, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    I like inserting jams into the centers of home cooked risen doughnuts!

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  307. Megan on December 3, 2009 at 1:43 am

    I love using jam as a glaze, like jalapeno jam on — well, just about any meat, or fruit jam adding a hint of flavor to a marinade.

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  308. susan on December 3, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    oh apricot jam works so well with cookies! Mmm the best, ever.

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  309. Laura E. on December 3, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    No recipe, just a simple pm&j or sometimes just by itself!

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  310. Elsa on December 4, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Oh, jam, I love you. Conserves too.

    My all-time favorite recipe using a prepared sweet jam or conserve would have to be baked brie in pastry. When it’s made with good ingredients, it’s transcendental; even when made with indifferent stuff from the corner store, it’s pretty great.

    Take a small wheel of brie and spread the top thickly with jam or fruit conserve. (I’m thinking either Superfruit Europe, with currant and pomegranate, or the Superfruit South America, with maqui and passionfruit, would work well.) Then wrap the whole thing up in plain pastry crust, or a sheet of puff pastry, or a few layers of phyllo.

    Seal the seams well, but don’t worry about making it fancy; it will bake up to a beautiful flaky golden crust. Cut a slash or two to allow steam to escape. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment.

    Brush the crust with egg wash (for puff pastry or pie crust; beat an egg with a teaspoon of water) or with melted butter (for phyllo) and bake at the temperature recommended for the particular pastry (noted on the package or in the recipe) until everything is golden brown.

    Serve it with crackers or — even better! — a baguette, apple slices, or a bunch of dark grapes, or a pile of dried cherries, or a handful of nuts. It’s gorgeous.

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  311. Hope on December 4, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    I make squash with rosemary and apricot jam

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  312. Tiffanee on December 5, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    These look so good. I must try them. It looks like a great update to the thumbprint version. I love it!! Thanks!!

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  313. Karla on December 5, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Honestly, good old fashioned pb&j is my favorite use for jelly :)

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  314. Bonnie on December 2, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I just love Raspberry Crescent Ring. These look wonderful, too!

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  315. Philliebuster on December 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    I use jalapeno jam in a bbq marinade.

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  316. Jeannie on December 2, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    I love linzer cookies with raspberry jam.

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  318. linda on November 29, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Linzer Heart cookies with raspberry jam…….melt in your mouth delicious!

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  324. Shelly on December 3, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    I love making Berry Dream Cookies

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  325. Jessica on December 18, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    These turned out fantastic! Wonderful recipe! Going to make a second batch right now!

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  326. Heidelind on November 23, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    These are so much fun! I used an acorn shaped cookie cutter and made a brwon glaze. I wish I had a more interesting jam to use.

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