Sometimes life is just fucking awful, and your only recourse is to cook, bake, can, and pick your feelings into submission. Here is a recipe for amazing gluten-free jam-drop cookies. For maximum smug satisfaction, use jam you made the same day:
Gluten-Free Jam Drop Cookies
makes about 1.5 dozen
preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit
1/3 cup each tapioca flour, white rice flour, and almond meal
1 tbsp potato starch
1.25 sticks unsalted butter
1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
1/3 cup sugar
paste from a one-inch section of vanilla bean
about 1.5 tbsp jam
Whisk dry ingredients except sugar and salt together and set aside. Beat butter, sugar, vanilla bean paste and salt together until fluffy. Add dry ingredients in three parts and beat together, roll into balls of about 2 tsp each, set balls on a sheet of parchment paper laid over a pizza pan and press thumbprint in to make dimple, fill dimple with jam, Repeat until you run out of dough (or eat it all), bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes depending on your oven.
We (Little Child and I) made these today with fresh strawberry jam from the garden, and they tasted like really rich, buttery shortbread with jam. SO good. Tonight there are rose petals macerating in the fridge for rose-petal jam tomorrow, and we agreed that we'll have to make more jam-drops when that is ready.