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Strawberry-Lemonade Thumbprints

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, separated
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds, toasted
1/4 cup strawberry jam

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, almond extract and salt until creamy and well combined - about 1 minute. Beat in egg yolk (reserving white) until combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour until just combined.

Whisk egg white in a small bowl. Roll cookie dough into balls, roll in egg white, followed by ground almonds. Place on cookie sheet. Press a thumbprint into each ball. Place a tiny spoonful of jam into each thumbprint. Bake 12-15 minutes or until firm and light golden. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

Makes about 16 cookies

117 comments:

  1. Those cookies look so sweet and fun. Love it!

    is america catching on to the magnum revolution? Ohhh my weakness...

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  2. I have so much cleaning to do around here (including more dishes), that I can't even think about baking anything. But these do look YUM! :)

    And the Groove sounds awesome! I'd literally bring it everywhere (since I really do bring bottled water with me everywhere) and it would be awesome for when I play tennis. If I don't win, I'm going to have to hint to my boyfriend that I want one. :P

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  3. I just stumbled upon your blog, and fell in love. I'm going to try these strawberry-lemonade thumbprints right away.

    Also, I would use a groove waterbottle while i'm at culinary school or at work in the bake shop at Hualalai Resort. I live in Hawaii, so the kitchen gets super hot!! :)

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  4. I would bring my waterbottle to work. I'm trying to cut down on spda and drink more water.

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  6. The thumbprints...childhood memories of me and my grammie making thumbprints with her homemade jelly in them are ingrained in me forever.

    Your recipe and pics, as always, stellar. Will be linking this up later today in a post of mine :)

    Groove. I'd give it to my 4yr old. She would LOVE a bottle like that.

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  7. I walk our local trail in my town 4 or more times a week. I would use the Groove waterbottle when I go for my walk.

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  9. I also find it strange that the ice cream only comes in threes. But they sound heavenly!

    As for the water bottle, I would use it at the gym including spin class which I love.

    P.S. I agree Cookie eating is a serious sport. It should be Olympic worthy.

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  10. wishiwasaweasley@yahoo.comApril 29, 2011 at 6:51:00 AM CDT

    Those look great!
    If I had one of those water bottles though, I would use it at work and while studying/going to class- saves me money and keeps my brain hydrated!

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  11. These cookies would be perfect with a cup of tea! I hoe you will enjoy the wedding!

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  12. Okay i want the magnum treats after I saw that commercial on TV this past week and your pics of course and now I have to have that groove camel bottle thing- I have to have it! Oh and your thumbprints- shear goodness- like walking into strawberry heaven!

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  13. I love lemon & strawberry combo..have you ever had strawberry lemonade from Max & Erma's? pretty addicting! Ok if I won a water bottle I'd use it when I was running, because it is FINALLY warm enough to run outside in Michigan.

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  14. I would use the Camelback all day for anything--gym, studying, walking around, class. I need to drink more water and would prefer something nicer and more environmentally friendly than plastic bottles!

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  15. I would probably use my groove while cooking as well! Why not? It's adorable and practical!

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  16. I've gone through quite a few water bottles, but Camelbak are definitely my favorite! I carry mine everywhere — but I haven't heard of the filtration kind!

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  17. Those look like perfect royal wedding treats! I could have snacked all night waiting to see Kate's dress.

    I would love to be entered in the contest. I could use a water bottle in my Turbo and Body Pump classes. I usually try and fill up my water bottle before I head to the gym, but if I finish it, I have to fill up at the gym and I think their water tastes gross. I saw filtered water bottles on Biggest Loser awhile back and I thought that was such a genius idea!
    snowflaked28@yahoo.com

    And Happy Early Birthday Eric!

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  18. I have seen those in stores and wanted to try them but I definitely did not see a vanilla bean flavor! Now it is a MUST. Vanilla bean is my absolute favorite icecream and gelato and everything flavor.

    Dont feel bad about not commenting - I comment on maybe 1 in every 15 blog posts I read. I dont like to just say things like "Oh nice cookies!" or "Mmmmm that looks delicious!" I like comments with a bit of weight. Not too heavy... but a little chunk.

    That being said, the thumb prints at first didn't really sound like my cup of tea because I tend to avoid desserts that have citrus in them, however, upon further inspection and reflection, I came to the conclusion that I bet they are fabulous and I should actually try to make them.

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  19. I received a free box of Magnum bars too (we chose the Double Chocolate and they were really tasty!).

    I would definitely use that water bottle for spinning class - it's always a hassle to unscrew the water bottle cap during class!

    And these thumbprint cookies sound so delicious! And they are the perfect dainty treat!

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  20. I'm a college student attending an archaeological field school in Cyprus this summer. I'll be spending my days in the hot sun, and hydration is very important. Not to mention great tasting water! The Groove would be perfect for me to take on my trip. I would LOVE to win this water bottle!

    ashtonag89@gmail.com

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  21. I've been wanting to try those ice cream bars! But I would use a groove in my car or at work!

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  22. I would DEFINITELY bring the water bottle to spin or to the gym on my "easy" days doing the elliptical. I just had to get rid of my old gym water bottle because it started to leak!

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  23. I have three regular 24oz Camelbaks and am obsessed with them. You will never see me without one. I bring mine to work, the gym, shopping, and yes, I even sleep with mine. I drink so much water and this thing is a lifesaver. I haven't tried the filtered Camelbak, so I'd love to win! :)

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  24. I would totally use that while playing tennis!

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  25. I'd love one of those water bottles! I'd use it at work and for once be able to fill my bottle here instead of only filling it at home with my Pur filtered water. :)

    kam617@gmail.com

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  26. Love thumbprint cookies! And anything with jam, really. I would take the Groove everywhere with me! Totally in need of a new everyday bottle.

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  27. I love the idea of lemonade cookies! Awesome recipe as always :D

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  28. I'd love a Camelback Groove water bottle. I need one to use when I go for my runs, and for that matter for running errands as well. It's so convenient to have one in the car and you can sip water (the best) throughout the day.

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  29. Strawberry and lemon is the best combination ever.

    Oh, and I would use my Groove doing, well, everything. All I really drink is water and iced tea, so I would bring it to work, class, and use it as an excuse to get back into exercising. :)

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  30. I have a very similar recipe to those thumbprints. Yummm, they are so good. I haven't made them in a long time and now you've got me thinking about them :D
    I would love that camelback. I take the kids walking all over town when the weather is nice so that would be perfect.

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  31. Yum! These cookies look so good. I would love that water bottle. I am trying to drink more water, so I would have it by my side all day long!

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  32. I love strawberry lemonade - I'll have to try your cookies! I would love to win the water bottle...I haven't been feeling good lately and I think I need to up my water intake with a Groove water bottle!

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  33. Those cookies look great! I can't wait to try them. I just started running again and I would use the bottle for hydration before, during, and after my runs!

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  34. Those cookies look delicious. I love strawberry paired with lemon. Did you stay up and watch the wedding?

    I would use my groove probably like you - to supplement my cookie eating and when working out.

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  36. Hello!
    Just discovered your blog and am really enjoying scanning through your recipes. I hope to try some of them out this weekend. I would love to use the Camelbak bottle in my weekly Zumba classes. Take care.
    Lisa

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  37. I would use the Groove water bottle all day, everyday! I bring a big water bottle to work with me so I can stay hydrated. I'm due for a new one ;).

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  38. yeah...three bars in a box is just weird. I disapprove.

    I love that water bottle! I bet it would make a great one for running during the summer!

    These strawberry lemonade thumbprints are like summer incarnated....since all I really want to do is sit around eating strawberries and drinking lemonade!

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  39. The Groove would be perfect for camping/hiking..perfect since we're coming up to summer soon!! =)

    Anh T.

    atran48@yahoo.com

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  40. i am SO making these cookies tonight! the groove sounds great - i've always got a water bottle handy - and yes, i refill it multiple times before tossing INTO THE RECYCLE BIN (i swear!)... but portable, filtered water... YES PLEASE! kristinmik at gmail

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  41. I would use it at the gym! And throughout the day as I go to school!

    kelgirl105 @ yahoo.com

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  42. Oooh, those look yummy!

    I think I'd use it by bringing it to work. I'm terrible at drinking enough water during the day!

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  43. These cookies do look danity and delicious. I would use the Groove during my Jazzercise class!

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  44. I always have at least two water bottles on my desk at work and a pile on the counter by the sink at home. I am a water fiend.

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  45. Awesome!! I'm in an opera right now that requires some serious hip hop dancing (I know it sounds completely ridiculous!) and I could definitely use a Camelback!!

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  46. I would definitely use the Groove when I go workout!

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  47. I'd use the Groove while groovin' to the oldies. Love the blog!

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  48. I'd take the Groove on my mountain bike. I'd also put some of those cookies in my pocket.
    kymberli21@gmail.com

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  50. I would use the Groove when working in my yard and garden or when running errands to keep me from grabbing a Mcdonald's sweet tea. Trying to cut it out, but oh how I love sweet tea.

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  51. oh I'd use that thing everywhere, everyday! I always have a water bottle with me.

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  52. They look just great! I looove strawberries, I think I could eat them at every meal!
    About the Groove, I'd definitely use it after sport. I'm very sporty so that's pretty useful!

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  53. I came to drool over those cookies and as a bonus there's a giveaway! Too fun. Maybe you should send those cookies with the water bottle... then I will undo all the work I did in spin (which is where I'd bring the bottle) LOL

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  54. Yeah, I thought the exact same thing about the bars! Thy are good though.

    I love thumbprint cookies.

    I'd use the Groove around town, running, and hiking.

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  55. Oh dear. I hope you weren't actually up all night. I only watched the wedding because I happened to wake up at that time anyway. I watched the ceremony on the elliptical at the gym.

    I agree those cookies are definitely a serious sport. Can I win some of those instead?

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  56. I would use the Groove at home! Our tap water is nasty, and even going through a Brita filter it still tastes icky. I hear these filters work great and last a long time!
    P.S. Your recipe looks so easy I might try it myself! :)

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  57. I would use this every day at the gym from cardio kick to lifting class to the elliptical. My water bottles tend to get stinky and I think the filtration would help!

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  58. I would use the Groove water bottle all day, anywhere - home, work, car, gym, etc..

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  59. Just started reading your blog, and I'm really liking it so far.

    As for the Groove, I've actually been in the market for a new water bottle lately and if I could get it for free that would be even better! I'm a struggling college student pulling 10-hour days, and water is always necessary.

    You could even say I need it for exercise, because I go to UCSC and our campus is ridiculously hilly (albeit beautiful). Keeps of that freshman 15!

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  60. I would use it at Bonnaroo. ;)

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  61. Great giveaway! I would use the water bottle both while I am here at home and when I go out for quick trips. I'm trying to drink more water, and this would be great to help with that goal. Thanks for the chance to win! pe_mayfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  62. Thumbprints look delicious.
    I would use the Groove all the time. I always have water with me.

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  63. I would use it when I am exercising on your exercise bike. It is important to stay hydrated.

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  64. Those cookies look great!
    My friends and I are making a dance and I always get so thirsty when we practice--the Groove would be perfect!

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  65. I would use it at work instead of bring bottled water since the water taste awful there.

    I taped the wedding so I could fast forward to the actual wedding. It was beautiful.

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  67. i have so much jam i need to use up - these cookies look perfect!

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  68. These cookies look delicious...I just made some pink lemonade cupcakes and think a cookie version sounds brilliant!

    I would use that lovely water bottle at work (I'm a PE teacher) and during my ballet classes.

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  69. I would use it to drink more water throughout the day. And boy do those cookies look good!

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  70. I would love to use that bottle while kayaking and at the gym on the elliptical!

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  71. Yummy looking cookies! I would definitely use the waterbottle for school, workouts, sports, and just everyday use! Always looking for a good waterbottle!
    megan.kemmey@gmail.com

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  72. Are you kidding? There is NO WHERE that I would not use that bottle! I love love love water!

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  73. i would use the bottle everywhere! What a great idea!

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  74. Love the cookies / I wonder what I could use instead of ground almonds since we have allergies in our household?? I would use the water bottle as I chase after my 16 month old trying to stay hydrated owens.alexandra@gmail.com

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  75. i've just recently gotten into spinning, too, so i'd use the groove there...and on the treadmill for my runs ;)

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  76. These cookies look like the perfect pre-summer treat. Mmm...

    I would use a bottle like this to stay hydrated while doing some hot yoga or perhaps while in spin class. :)

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  77. I really like reading your blog and usually check in daily to see if there's anything new. It's my first time commenting because I couldn't pass up the opportunity to win the Groove, which I would use at work so I can stop purchasing water bottles there and also for camping and outdoors adventures with friends.

    amanda. leigh. 006@ gmail. com

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  78. These are perfect cookies for spring!

    I have a couple camelbak water bottles and love them, although the straw on the one in my swimming bag is broken so I'd replace it with my new one if I win!

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  79. These cookies look yummy, guests always love my thumbprint sugar cookie!

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  80. These cookies are making me look forward to summer!

    I'd love to win the Groove because I can take it pretty much everywhere I go, especially to class and the gym.

    angelilee91@gmail dot com

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  81. The Groove sounds awesome! I would use it at work because our plumbing is ancient. It would definitely come in handy!

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  82. Yum to the thumprints. Will definitely have to try to make them.

    I would probably use the Groove anywhere and everywhere. It would definitely bump up my water intake during the day since I somehow seem to keep losing water bottles.

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  83. I will use the groove while i teach class for two hours at a clip. All that talking makes you thirsty!

    susanmfahey at gmail dot com

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  84. I just found your blog recently. I'm living in Europe (at the moment!) and Magnum bars are THE BEST ice-cream. I miss our local creameries in CT but Magnum bars help.

    Anyway, the water bottle is very cute - and definitely needed with a hot summer quickly approaching!

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  85. I love thumbprints of all kinds!

    I would definitely using it when I go running or workout. I drink water all day so I'd pretty much use it for everything! My friend has one and it seems amazing as far as water bottles go=)

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  86. I would use the water bottle everyday/everywhere. I carry filtered water everywhere I go so the Groove would make life ten times easier!

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  87. I would use the Groove water bottle to work out! I'm training for my first marathon so I need to stay hydrated. :-)

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  88. I would use my water bottle at the gym.
    Thanks!
    -Jessica

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  89. Those cookies look so good! I love the strawberry-lemon combination.

    Love that water bottle, too! I could really use one of those when I'm on the go or when I exercise.

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  90. I LOVE your blog :) I have been only following for about a month, and my husband often complains, "are you seriously looking at that blog again??"

    I would use that waterbottle for my workouts, but also I would just use it as an everyday "get your daily allotment of water" bottle. I find that if I have water in something other than just a boring cup, I drink more water. Pathetic, I know.

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  91. I would use it all the time - at work, in the gym, in the car, in the kitchen... I always have a water bottle nearby!

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  92. The groove would be awesome to have when I go running. Not that it happens very often or anything... :P

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  93. Well, I just rejoined the gym last week so I could definitely use a fab new water bottle!

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  94. these look delicious! can't wait to make them.

    and the groove sound great! i always forget to bring water with me to class and it's really bad seeing as i have to go up hills and in the LA sun to get to class. so i'd definitely use the groove to stay hydrated on the way to class, in class and on the way back :)

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  95. I would mostly use the water bottle at school.

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  96. I would use everyday. I'm trying to drink more water and also reduce the amount of plastic being produced.

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  97. I would use Groove after my runs and swims. Also probably all day!

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  98. Those cookies look good. I have been trying to save money, so I do not currently have the almonds to make them, but I imagine they would be good with pecans too!

    That Groove is pretty spiffy for a waterbottle. I teach high school, so I'd probably take it with me to work. I recently broke my mug (well, two of them) but still use it... so I think the Groove would be handy. I wish I could say I'd take it to the gym--but work has been getting in the way of working-out (and getting in the way of blogging and baking and well, everything).

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  99. Omigosh Emily! I wish I had seen your cookie recipe before my Royal Wedding Tea Party yesterday... they are certainly perfect for tea time! :)

    In regards to the Groove water bottle, I would use it during my long, grueling law classes. And also when I hike and bike!

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  100. I would LOVE a groove water bottle

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  102. I love following your blog. I am in the Peace Corps and your blog always makes me miss home and home-baked goodies.

    As for the Groove, it would be awesome to have a portable filter bottle, since we can't drink the tap water here.

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  103. I would love to have the waterbottle for my workouts at the gym every morning!

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  104. Hi Em!! I would use my Groove at my office here at work. It would replace my old plastic Quizno's cup!! But since I never win raffles or drawings I won't throw it away quite yet!! Tell Eric Happy Birthday!!

    Curt in KC
    csburney3@yahoo.com

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  105. I bring bottled water everywhere, especially work, keeping one on my desk reminds me to drink all day!

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  106. I'd use the bottle at work since I'm only able to get water from the sink.. unaltered!

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  107. I've recently started doing yoga so that's when I'd use it.

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  108. Mmm.. these look good. i would use the Groove all day as I drive around for my job, or maybe at my zumba class! :)

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  109. Hello Again!

    I just took these out of the oven... And they look great. Thanks for such a great recipe. :)

    Oh, and I LOVE how you keep your recipes nice and small. My boyfriend will appreciate it too. We both hate eating the same cookies for months.

    Mahalo,

    Ashley:)

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  110. those cookies sound like summer! also saw that i think you were featured in my latest issue in midwest living with your pumpkin gooey butter cake - way to go! the camelbak water bottle is pretty sweet! :)

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  111. I would totally use the Groove all the time. Especially with a very active little one at home who likes to have everything that mommy has!

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  113. Gorgeous thumbprint cookies! They look absolutely delicious :)

    We tried a box of the Magnum ice cream bars too, but we got the caramel ones - they were very rich and yummy.

    I LOVE camelbak products, they always work wonderful for me. I would take the Groove waterbottle hiking with me :) Its one of my favorite outdoor activities and bringing water is a must!

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  114. Yum to these cookies! I will make them tomorrow! I would use the groove all the time! I am a huge fan of working out/canoeing/running/camping/hiking/backpacking. i would take the filtered water bottle overseas when the water was not so clean as well as using it during daily activity.

    maureen.p.hennigan@gmail.com

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