I’ve often said that when life gives me lemons, I make lemon thumbprint cookies.
For years now, this Bon Appetit recipe has been a source of comfort and relaxation — the process is so easy that these cookies are truly therapeutic to bake.
I suppose my friends may know by now that these tend to appear when I’m under some stress. There’s no stress in the air this July 4 weekend, however. (Unless you count my mammoth struggles with baking ciabatta for the first time — more on that later.)
Just a desire to create sweets with somewhat festive hues — yellow, red and sort-of-purplish blue come close enough for me.
Hey, I wasn’t about to whip out the food coloring.