Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Clemen Cifuentes


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 =)


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3 and 1/2 dozen
10 Min
15 Min


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  • 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.

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About Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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