So I am excited to participate in the virtual cookie exchange over at Mommay’s Mayhem. I love baking cookies… and eating cookies! I looked through my cookie recipes and found a good one to share. My Sister and I bake Christmas cookies with my Grandma every year, sometimes we change up which cookies we make but this is one we make every year.
Raspberry Almond Shortbread Thumbprints
*this recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies.
**I borrowed picture from AllRecipes.com
1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
3/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, cream together butter and white sugar until smooth. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Mix in flour until dough comes together. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Make a small hole in the center of each ball, using your thumb and finger, and fill the hole with preserves.
Bake for 14 to 18 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Let cool 1 minute on the cookie sheet.
In a medium bowl, mix together the confectioners’ sugar, 3/4 teaspoon almond extract, and milk until smooth. Drizzle lightly over warm cookies.
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