Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Tue, Feb 23, 2010

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Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies Ready to Bake

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookie

Sweet, light raspberry jam is the perfect addition to these rich, buttery shortbread cookies.  Each bite will have you daydreaming of sunshine and berry patches.

I like filling these cookies with raspberry or strawberry jam but you can use the filling(s) of your choice.  Let your kids help make the thumbprints and choose the fillings.


1/2 cup butter, softened

1 1 /4 cup flour

3 Tbsp sugar

Raspberry/Strawberry Jam 

Mix the butter, flour and sugar by hand until the dough forms into a ball.  Make 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Make a thumbprint in each cookie.   I cup my left hand around the dough ball when pressing down with my right thumb to help keep the round shape of the cookie.  You want the indentation to be deep (but not through to the cookie sheet) because the cookies will rise a bit as they bake.   

Bake the cookies at 325 degrees for 15-18 minutes until the bottoms are light brown.

I microwave the jam for 10 or 15 seconds to make it easier to spoon into the cookies.  If you are using an extra thick jam, you can even add a couple drops of water and then microwave it to make it runnier. 

Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately spoon jam or other desired fillings into the thumbprints.  Let the filled cookies cool completely on the baking sheet to allow the filling to set.

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One Response to “Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies”

  1. Julie Hilts says:

    These were yummy and my daughter loved doing the thumbprints! Since we didn’t have any jam we used strawberry spreadable fruit and white chocolate chips as the filling. Tasted great!

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