Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
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These thumbprint cookies are a must during the holiday season. The shortbread cookies are given a slight citrus taste with freshly squeezed juice from an orange and then filled with raspberry jam. They are great just the way they are or dusted with a light coating of powdered sugar. Raspberry Thumbprint cookies are a visually stunning addition to your Christmas cookie platter!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1 cup butter, softened
  3. 3/4 cup sugar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  5. 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  6. 1 egg yolk
  7. 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  8. confectioner's sugar, for dusting
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix in the vanilla extract, orange juice and egg yolk. Scrape down sides of bowl and mix well, until evenly distributed.
  3. Gradually add in the flour and beat mixture just until combined.
  4. Roll cookie dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours to overnight.
  5. Once it has chilled, remove from refrigerator and let sit just a few minutes. Dough should be hard when forming the cookies, not soft.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 13x9 baking sheet by placing a sheet of parchment paper or silicone mat down on it.
  7. Roll about 1 tablespoon of dough into balls and set on cookie sheet.
  8. Using your thumb, make an indentation in each ball of dough. Fill with about 1/2 teaspoon raspberry jam, or any other jam flavor you like.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for about 12-14 minutes, just until lightly browned on the edges.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool completely before dusting with confectioner's sugar.
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5 Responses to Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

  1. Thank you for good recipes Kathleen

  2. Jacqui Odell says:

    These sound amazing. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

  3. Christie says:

    These cookies looks amazing! I love the sugar coating on them. Makes them sparkle. Thank you for sharing with #FoodieFridays this week! Pinning

  4. Denise says:

    Make cut out sugar cookies to look like galsses, cut out holes in the center, and put in crushed lifesavers they use this for windows on gingerbread cookies. It turns out really cute, and I imagine, it would work for this.

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