Raspberry Almond Shortbread Thumbprints
Raspberry Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Raspberry Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

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.

The Story Behind the Recipe
42
cookies
45 min
PREP TIME
02 hrs 40 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cookie

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  

Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar

2 to 3 teaspoons water

1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract

 

 *Substitute 1/2 cup of your favorite flavor jam.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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.

  2. STEP 2

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    Bake 14-18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine all glaze ingredients in bowl with whisk until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.

Tip #1

We love classic Christmas cookies. Our spritz cookies and peanut butter blossoms will bring back memories of Christmas's past. 

Nutrition

90Calories
4Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
45Sodium (mg)
13Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  March 25, 2018

Simple and perfect. These cookies are always a hit!

— says Arce
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Added finely chopped walnuts. Excellent twist.

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  March 07, 2018

I have made these several times . Family loves them!

— says Jerry
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The only thing I do different is I ad about 1/4 cup more flour to the dough to make it more crumbly . the dough will feel coarse like a crumb topping or pie crust does but after you chill it and roll it into balls and bake they will not flatten out and will indeed have more of a shortbread texture . The person who had the idea of using a chap stick to make the dent was right! !For those that say these are dry....Shortbread is supposed to be dry. These are a family favorite!

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  February 26, 2018

Anyone I serve these to LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!! It’s requested over n over again!

— says Madeline Highland
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I use seedless raspberry jam

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  February 14, 2018

My husband couldn't get enough of these cookies when I made them. They are equally fabulous with a Nutella or melted chocolate chip drizzle. Don't skip the chilling step.

— says KB
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  February 12, 2018

Very easy to make and taste will definitely be making these again.

— says Carla
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