Thumbprint cookies with a buttery base, filled with raspberry preserves and drizzled with an almond glaze. These raspberry thumbprint cookies are special to serve, yet easy on your baking budget.
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup raspberry jam
1 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 teaspoons water
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
*Substitute 1/2 cup of your favorite flavor jam.
Combine butter, sugar and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Make indentation in center of each cookie with thumb (edges may crack slightly). Fill each indentation with about 1/4 teaspoon jam.
Bake 14-18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Combine all glaze ingredients in bowl with whisk until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.
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If you're finding that your cookies are flattening too much, just add more flour! After you've made this cookies a number of times, you'll get a feel for how the dough should be and know when to add flour. Generally, you should be able to roll the dough into a ball without it sticking to your hands. You can try baking a half dozen cookies to begin with to see if the consistency is right and if they flatten too much, add flour. Don't worry about the dough feeling crumbly. Shortbread cookies are supposed to be that way!
I have been making these cookies for 20 years now. Everyone loves them! If your dough is too crumbly, you are using too much flour. I measure all my flour and 1 cup is 128 grams. For this recipe you will need 256 g. If you do this you will get perfect cookies every time!
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