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Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

These Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are a delicious melt in your mouth cookie combining the flavors of shortbread and raspberry and topped with a delectable almond glaze.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Raspberry Thumbprint
Servings: 24
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke


Thumbprint Cookie

  • 1 cup (226g) butter, softened
  • cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 cups (256g) all-purpose flour


  • ½ cup seedless raspberry jam
  • ½ cup (63g) confectioners' sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon almond extract, optional
  • 1 teaspoon milk


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, cream together butter and white sugar until smooth. Mix in 1/2 tsp almond extract, egg yolk, and flour until dough comes together.
  • Chill dough for 15-30 minutes.
  • Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Using a spoon, make a small impression in the center of each ball. Fill impression with jam.
  • Bake for 14-18 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together confectioners sugar, 3/4 tsp almond exact and milk until smooth.
  • Drizzle over warm cookies.


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Calories: 104kcal