Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies.

Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies


For 1 Dozen(s)

For the Cookies:

  • 8 ounces butter (room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 ounces slivered almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 lemon, zest only
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup raspberry preserves

For the Lemon Glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Place the almonds in a food processor and process about 1 minute until finely ground. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the butter, sugar, almond extract and lemon zest. Mix until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Scrape down the bowl when needed.
  3. Mix in the ground almonds until fully combined. Add in flour and mix until just combined.
  4. Cover the bowl and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Shape dough into 2 inch balls and space them evenly apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Make indentations with thumb. If the edges crack use your fingers to smooth them out. It's perfectly fine to have a few cracks. Fill each cookie with a 1-2 tsp of preserves.
  7. Bake for about 14-15 minutes or until slightly golden.
  8. Cool completely before frosting.
  9. To make the glaze add fresh lemon juice to confectioners sugar 1 tsp at a time until you reach the desired consistency. For a ticket glaze add less juice, for a thinner glaze add more. Drizzle over cookies.




Thursday, 26 December 2019
These are so delicious! I could not get them to stay together well; but warming them a bit in my han...
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- Leighann03
Thursday, 19 December 2019
This is a delicious cookie, well worth the effort and time required to make it. The dough is a bit c...
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- AuntNina522
Sunday, 06 October 2019
My daughter and her children are allergic to nuts. Rather than leaving out that flavor can you sugg...
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- RosalinaS