Raspberry Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

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Marsha Gardner

By
@mrdick1950

These thumbprint cookies with a buttery base, filled with raspberry preserves and drizzled with an almond glaze. They're special to serve, yet easy on your baking budget.

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★★★★★ 1 vote

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Ingredients

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  • 1 c
    butter, unsalted, softened
  • 2/3 c
    sugar
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1/2 c
    raspberry jam
  • GLAZE

  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tsp
    water
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    almond extract

How to Make Raspberry Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine butter, sugar and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy.
  2. Reduce speed to low; add flour. Beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake for 14 to 18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire cooling rack. Cool completely.
  5. Combine all glaze ingredients in small bowl with wire whisk until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.

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About Raspberry Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Course/Dish: Cookies




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