This Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies Recipe makes a buttery, shortbread thumbprint cookie with a raspberry jam-filled center and a drizzle of almond-flavored glaze.
Shortbread is one of my favorite cookie flavors (I also used it on the Pecan Pie Squares) and it is the foundation of these sweet gems.
I think it's my favorite because it's just so buttery. And I love butter. Like. A lot. I love the flavor of butter so much that when I re-named my new dessert blog, I named it Buttery Sweet. Ahem.
My Mama said when I was a little kid, I'd grab a stick of butter out of the fridge and peel the paper down like I was peeling a banana and just lick it like a popsicle. Yeah. I like the butter.
We're gonna pretend it's totally okay that my Mama let me eat whole sticks of butter. We'll say it's the reason I do what I do today... I like the butter! 😍
Anyway, these Raspberry Thumbprint cookies are delish. That's what really matters here.
Tips for perfect Raspberry Thumbprint cookies:
- Use a small spoon instead of your actual thumb to make the "hole" in the middle. Dip it in flour between cookies so it doesn't stick!
- Use store-bought raspberry jam if that's your favorite flavor - but if you don't have that on hand, strawberry jam or peach preserves or really any flavor your like works just as well.
- Use a cookie scoop to get consistent sized balls of dough, but still use your hands to roll them out so they'll be smooth without cracks!
Just like the Perfect Sugar Cookies or the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies, this is another cookie that would be perfect for Santa! Or if you just love shortbread, try these easy Slice and Bake Shortbread Cookies.
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