Raspberry Thumbprint Butter Cookies

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"These are quite similar to a shortbread cookies, if desired for Christmas a candied red or green cherry may be placed in the middle of each cookie instead of the jelly -- photo courtesy of Cheryl Wood"

Original recipe yields 24 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (27 g)
  • Calories 133.7
  • Total Fat - 7.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 20.3 mg
  • Sodium - 69.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 6.5 g
  • Protein - 0.9 g
  • Calcium - 3.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F, then lightly grease a cookie/baking sheet.

Step 2

In a large bowl using an electric mixer at medium speed beat the butter with vanilla and almond extract (if using) until fluffy.

Step 3

In a bowl combine the confectioners sugar with cornstarch and flour; add to the creamed mixture and beat until smooth and combined.

Step 4

Using hands shape into 24 round balls, then place on cookie sheet about 2-inches apart, then push down slightly using the palm of your hand then make a small indent in the middle of each cookie

Step 5

Spoon about 1 teaspoon jelly or jam into the hole.

Step 6

Bake for about 8-10 minutes (watch closely that the edges do not brown too much)cool on wire racks.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



These are MARVELOUS! The flavor is buttery and enjoyingly Delicious! They are fragile and delicate bringing a smile to every bite. Thank you Kittencal for sharing! Made it for PickMe tag.

review by:
(22 Jan 2020)


Made these for my Christmas party. Everyone liked them!

review by:
(27 Dec 2015)