December 16, 2011

Deck the Halls: Raspberry Almond Thumbprints


Our last Deck the Halls cookie recipe this week is for Raspberry Almond Thumbprints. These cookies are adorable and if you're making cookie platters as gifts, they would be a great way to dress it up!


Ingredients:

Cookie

1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup raspberry jam*

Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 teaspoons water
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
 
Directions:
Combine butter, sugar and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour. Beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Make indentation in center of each cookie with thumb (edges may crack slightly). Fill each indentation with about 1/4 teaspoon jam.

Bake for 14 to 18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine all glaze ingredients in small bowl with wire whisk until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. 


yum!

xo,
Liz

1 comment:

  1. Those look so yummy. I have to try that recipe!

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