Orange Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies
Hazelnuts grow all around the Pacific Northwest. When my children were younger, they would pick them up off the ground and use them in their play. You can make your own hazelnut meal by grinding whole hazelnuts in a food processor, or you can buy it in the package from Bob’s Red Mill. Be sure to store it in the freezer or refrigerator to keep it fresh. Any jam will work in the thumbprint; I make my own honey-sweetened jams from all of the fruit we harvest in the summertime. We also like fruit juice-sweetened jam from the brand Bionaturae. Try apricot, raspberry, blackberry, or sour cherry—my favorite is apricot jam!