74 comments

  1. says:

    July 1, 2014 at 7:13 am

    You’re so lucky! We have had rain nearly every other day and its been humid and hot. So, basically the opposite of you! :)
    Those cookies look divine!! Do you want to share? ;)

    • tworedbowls says:

      July 1, 2014 at 8:20 am

      Bummer!!! Well, rest assured that we’ll be getting sticky-muggy over here before too long too. (In fact, this morning was pretty soupy.) Thanks so much, Anne!

    • tworedbowls says:

      July 1, 2014 at 8:23 am

      BOO for armpit weather! The pits are closing slowly over New York too, I can just feel it. But at least it was nice while it lasted.

    • tworedbowls says:

      July 2, 2014 at 9:13 am

      Ooh, I hope you try it!!! I’ve put a bit of goat cheese directly in the jam before in the past and that’s been incredible, too. Somehow the creaminess from the goat cheese really smooths out any tartness in the jam. Totally obsessed :)

  2. says:

    July 1, 2014 at 8:36 am

    These look so dreamy!! I have been looking for a thumbprint without almonds since my husband is allergic so I will have to give these a try! They sound delicious! Happy 4th!

  3. says:

    July 1, 2014 at 8:37 am

    New York sounds amazing right now. I need to finally get there and visit that city!

    And these cookies!! Love the combo of blackberries and goat cheese!

    • says:

      July 2, 2014 at 9:48 am

      Haaa, I spoke too soon — just as I published this it got hot as all get out here. Oops… But still! Come visit in a few months!! ;) Thank you so much, Tieghan!

  4. says:

    July 1, 2014 at 9:18 am

    ugh, you’ve painted such a lovely picture of what summer is, i don’t think i could have said it any better.

    and how cute/beautiful are these cookies! i remember utilizing cheese in baked goods, and how it offered a creamy, tanginess to it all – yum! and what can i say about blackberries…just one of the prettiest berries there ever!

    *btw, quint is totally honored to have your <3 can't express how lovely it was finally meeting you! xo

    • says:

      July 2, 2014 at 9:50 am

      Ahhh, right back at you times a million, Lindsey! You are even lovelier in person — which I didn’t think was possible! ;) I hope you have a fantastic trip this week <3

  5. says:

    July 1, 2014 at 9:27 am

    ERMEGERD THESE LOOK AMAZING. I’m so so glad you’re obsessed with goat cheese instead of the cream cheese that’s so often used in baking (which I can’t really stand). Because goat cheese + anything = delicious!!! So happy you’ve been able to enjoy some lovely NYC weather!! These cookies are by far my favorite 4th of July-ish tribute I’ve seen this year :)

    • tworedbowls says:

      July 2, 2014 at 9:59 am

      Hahaha awww! I know, goat cheese in cookies was such a revelation for me! I tried these with some aged goat cheese (like Vermont Creamery’s bonne bouche) and that was even more nuts. Thanks so much for the sweet words, Erika!

      • says:

        November 15, 2014 at 3:45 pm

        I finally got around to make these for a hot cocoa bar party last night on recommendation from my co-host and Cynthia, they were SO GOOD!!! I just wish blackberries were in season (I used raspberry jam instead) so I could make these exactly as you wrote them. But I looooved the goat cheese touch. Fantastic recipe, lady!!!

  6. says:

    July 1, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Last night I told myself, OK Pang, you had to be on diet for awhile because your jean has been too tight lately, and then I came to your blog and my diet was over!!!! This cookie is too good to be ignored, and I love goat cheese with anything under the sun. <3 <3 <3 your post, Cynthia :)

    • tworedbowls says:

      July 3, 2014 at 11:13 am

      Hahaha oh nooo! I’m torn between feeling guilty and feeling like you should definitely try these cookies. Hahaha. Thanks so much, Pang!

  7. says:

    July 1, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Yay! Love this recipe (and how you like to use toothsticks). Goat cheese in cookies just blows my mind… Once again, something to get extremely excited about on Two Red Bowls. Also, I’m happy to hear June in NYC has been kind to you so far. Maybe I should just book a flight and pay you a visit since June has been (very) unusually cold here in Scandinavia. I mean 60ºF…HONESTLY?!?!? [I’m, however, happy to announce that warmer weather has been forecasted for later this week. 70ºC doesn’t sound that bad anymore, right?]

    Wishing you a wonderful long weekend, dear Cynthia.

  8. says:

    July 1, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    First, the cookies look so sophisticated and delicious! And secondly, I am jealous of the weather where you’re at Cynthia! In London it’s like one day sunny, one day rain. My hair is frizzing up like NOTHING else!
    Have a lovely week :)

  9. says:

    July 1, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    ohmygosh these look amazing cynthia!! i LOVE the idea of goat cheese in a thumbprint cookie. i’ve always had a soft spot for thumbprints :) have a wonderful long weekend!

  10. says:

    July 1, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    How long has it been since I made thumbprints!! Too long :) These are just lovely! I agree that these are more sophisticated than the usual cream cheese used in baking — but still so down-to-earth and I’m sure so tasty! Gorgeous idea, gorgeous photos. If it is too hot this week (99 forecast for today) for baking cookies, I’m at least making the jam for my morning granola! WOOT

  11. cakeoversteak says:

    July 1, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Beautiful post, Cynthia. I totally agree with you on the whole summer-is-awesome thing. And SO NICE TO MEET YOU ON SUNDAY!!! Ohmygosh Robert and I keep talking about how ridiculously cute and sweet you are. Let’s hang out again soon, yes?!?!?

  12. says:

    July 1, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    These are so gorgeous! thumbprints have been the bane of my cookie experiments as of the last year, though i think i could make these with spelt or einkorn (which i tolerate better than regular wheat) and they might hold up! i hear you on thumbprint cookie difficulties. i’ve been all over the spectrum with thumbprint cookie fails.

    also, blackberry jam + goat cheese…. revelations all over the internet today, that being one of them. GIMME ALL THE BLACKBERRIES AND GOAT CHEEZZZZEE. in my mouth.

  13. says:

    July 2, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Your descriptions of your glorious summer afternoons just make me want to frolic around the nearest meadow, wherever that may be. And with these cookies, too! And amen to the working world bringing out the best in holidays–a smidge sad (but I’ll take what I can get too, eh?). Hope you’re celebrating your weather even more!

  14. says:

    July 2, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Aw, aren’t these the best 4th of July cookies :) That holiday is just so magical in NY! I hope you soak up all this beautiful NY weather, and that there’ll be stories of July 4th over there! I was there 2 years ago, at a rooftop right on the Hudson. Amazing <3

  15. says:

    July 2, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    oooh these are so pretty… and pillowy looking! ^__^ who wouldn’t want to nestle their head into one of those beautiful cookie dough divots… so dainty with the lil toothpick dollop! these sound scrumptious, and i love not-too-sweet! xo

  16. says:

    July 3, 2014 at 10:39 am

    These look divine. I’ve also been having a little trouble finding a good thumbprint cookie base. Most end up horrible globs of mess after baking or way too sweet or eggy. This looks…. perfect. and the goats cheese + blackberry combination is the best :)

  17. says:

    July 3, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    These are pretty cookies and surely tasty ones for July 4th. I’m with you about summer after the previous winter, I’m savoring every moment of sunshine. Hope you have a great weekend!

  18. says:

    July 4, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Omg, these are seriously 4th of July cookies, lady! I can’t stop staring at your photos because they make me drool! They look SO good, and I can’t wait to try to make them! Hope you’re doing great, my dear, enjoy your weekend and 4th of July and I’ll email you soon! xoxo

    • tworedbowls says:

      July 6, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      Hmm, good question! It’s probably best to refrigerate your leftovers, but they’ll be fine at room temperature for at least 8-10 hours. I don’t recall whether I stored mine in the fridge (we ate them all pretty quickly, ha!) but if I did, it wasn’t until that night, and I baked them up in the morning.

  19. says:

    July 7, 2014 at 5:04 am

    I think that we managed to catch the few rainy days when we were in New York last month… Probably brought it with us from London…
    These look so delightful, Cynthia – love the blackberry and cheese combo – classic. I’m feeling hungry just from looking at your (beautiful!) photos! :)

  20. says:

    July 7, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Yum, I absolutely love the flavor combinations here! These cookies look absolutely delicious (not to mention I’m a huge fan of goat cheese), I’ll definitely have to try them soon!

    • tworedbowls says:

      July 16, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      Oh, thank you so much!! Not crazy at all! :) I actually got it off eBay — it’s a Wilton Armetale Queen Anne-style pewter salad plate. You can find sets of them if you search “Wilton Armetale plate,” “Queen Anne plate,” “pewter plate” or any combination of that. Hope you find some you like!!

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