Red: Autumn Colours Week and a Recipe

Poppytalk is having their seasonal photo collaboration again. Hop on over to this link to see all of the pretty reds that people are adding right now. Red is such a bright pop of colour but I prefer when it is a pale coral or a deep velvet burgundy. Here are my submissions.
 
tiny pinecones2
 
Brick and Rowan
 
Also, as an added perk, I decided to include a colour-complimentary recipe on each day. These are pulled from my favourites as well as ones I’d really like to try. This recipe makes the best thumbprint cookies I have ever tasted. It’s a great way to use some of the ruby red strawberry or raspberry jams you may have made over the summer.
 
Jam Thumbprint Cookies
 
¾ cups almonds
1 ½ cups flour
½ cup butter (cold and cubed)
½ cup icing sugar
 

½ tsp. almond extract
1 egg
½ cup jam
 
Chop nuts in a food processor with ¼ cup of flour. Combine remaining flour, icing sugar and butter and mix until it is coarse and crumbly. Add the nut mixture, almond extract and egg, and mix until the dough comes together.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place on a cookie sheet, and press an indentation into each ball. Fill with jam. Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes, until golden.

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