Puddle Cookies

We saw the folks for dinner tonight and my mom brought us some puddles that she baked. These cookies are made by spreading a batter that is kind of cake-like onto a sheet pan and then you drop 12 blobs of jam into the batter. Then it gets baked off, cut apart and then you top with powdered sugar. She made these with the strawberry fig jam I gave her a few weeks back.

These are one of my favorite cookies. Have you ever had puddles? What is your favorite cookie?

UPDATE 02/11/14– Wow, Marisa from Food In Jars included this post in her link round up yesterday. SO COOL!

For those of you who’ve asked, recipe is forthcoming. I snuck it out of my mom’s house like a thief a few years ago, copied it, and put it back… I suppose I could have asked for it but these cookies seemed to inspire the mischievous behavior of my youth. Of course, I’ve stashed it somewhere and now I need to find it again.

Also? I still can’t believe that the only person who knows about these cookies is the gal who grew up next door to me. I also cannot find ANY other reference on the web. Bizarre

About Pirate Jeni

As a child, Jeni fell in love with the Little House on the Prairie books, mostly because of all the wonderful things that were made at home from the simplest ingredients. Most weekends, Jeni can be found in her kitchen creating the basics for future meals. Culturing cheese and yogurt, breaking down larger cuts of meat into usable portions or for future grinding, fermenting cabbage, preserving fruits and veggies or dehydrating snacks of any variety keep her busy pretty much all weekend. When not involved in culinary pursuits, she enjoys knitting, crocheting, spinning and sewing as hobbies.


  1. I’ve never tried these! I love every possible kind of cookie – no playing favorites!

  2. Such a great idea! Like thumbprint cookies but way easier. :)

  3. These look really yummy. any chance you could post a more detailed recipe? (came here from Food in Jars) Thanks!

  4. Do you still plan on posting the recipe? I come back here every few months hoping you’ll have it up. I have a surplus of jam and thumbprint cookies always look like too much work. Please please post!!!!!

    • Oh my goodness! I didn’t realize anyone was checking! I just stumbled upon the recipe. I’m in the middle of a move so of course, I promptly lost it again.

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