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shortbread thumbprint cookies

Recipe by
Clemen Cifuentes
Rio Grande City, TX

These are decadent, soft, and simply delicious. Fill them with your favorite jam or preserve and you got a hit! My personal favorite? Raspberry Jam.... Of course =)

yield 3 and 1/2 dozen
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For shortbread thumbprint cookies

  • 1 c
    butter (room tempertature)
  • 2/3 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/3-1/2 c
    fruit preserves (your favorite)
  • 1 c
    confectioner's sugar
  • 2-3 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract

How To Make shortbread thumbprint cookies

  • 1
    Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in extract; slowly adding flour to the mix until the dough makes a ball. *You may refrigerate for about an hour if you wish but it is not needed.
  • 2
    Form small 1 inch balls in your hand and set them on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • 3
    Use your thumb to stamp each ball. This will make a small indentation on the cookie to fill with your preserve. Add your preserve; making sure that it will not spill over when baking.
  • 4
    Bake at 350 degree oven for about 14-16 mins.
  • 5
    Cool and then drizzle with glaze.