i work for a very special organization that i love. we protect civil liberties. we defend those that have no voice. we take on the man. bill o'reilly hates us, we are keeping the human rights on lock, and rachel maddow (LOVE HER) is our friend. also- we have affiliates all over this great big U.S of A! recently, on a trip to hawaii, i got to hang out with our hawaii affiliates. they are super awesome. one affiliate in particular, who always sends sunshine in her emails, also mailed me some delicious calamondin jelly she made herself! i had never tried calamondin. it's sweet and tangy and looks like honey. i have enjoyed it on crackers- but i wanted to attempt baking with the jelly.
HAWAII/NATIONAL COOKIE COLLABORATION EXTRAVAGANZAZAZA!
*also- my co-workers and i watched obama land today- i guess these cookies are also in his honor- son to hawaii!
i used a very basic butter cookie recipe.
i made thumb prints. i added the calamondin jelly, which was sticky (not easy)-- i decided to make a few blueberry jam cookies on a whim.
15 minutes later:
i should also mention i work in an office of culinary savages/foodies/cookie monsters. get ready kids.