What's For Dinner: Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

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shortbread cookies What's For Dinner: Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Butter, butter and more butter. The main ingredient in shortbread cookies. There’s nothing like taking your first bite into that flaky cookie and tasting the rich flavor of butter. This recipe takes a traditional shortbread recipe and adds jam. If you’re not a fan of raspberry, you can definitely use your favorite flavor jam. Imagine the smell of your home when these are baking in the oven!

This recipe makes approximately 36 cookies.

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2.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.

3.Bake for 14 to 18 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Let cool 1 minute on the cookie sheet.

4.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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