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raspberry almond thumbprint cookies

Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry Almost Thumprint Cookies are a family favorite and easy to make.

Course Dessert
Keyword cookie recipes, cookies, shortbread, thumbprints


  • cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • ½ cup raspberry jam


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • tsp almond extract
  • 3 tsp water


  1. Heat oven to 350°F

  2. Add sugar, butter, and almond extract in a large bowl or stand mixer. Mix until creamy.

  3. Add the flour one cup at a time and mix until well combined.

  4. Spray a cookie sheet pan with cooking spray or use a piece of parchment paper.

  5. Roll dough into 1-2" balls and set on a cookie sheet.

  6. Use your thumb to make an indent in the middle of the cookie.

  7. Put the raspberry jam into a plastic bag or piping bag, cut a small hole in the bottom or corner and fill the thumbprint with jam.

  8. Bake for 14-18 minutes or until lightly brown. Don't over bake them.

  9. Let stand for 5 minutes. While the cookies are cooling off, make the glaze.

  10. Mix the powdered sugar, almond extract, and water until well combined, then add it to a plastic bag or a piping bag. Cut a small hole in the bottom or corner of the bag and drizzle the glaze back and forth over the cookie in a zig zag pattern.

Recipe Notes

You can use Truvia Complete Sweet® granulated sweetener instead of regular sugar if you want to lower the sugar content and calories. Truvia Complete Sweet Granulated sugar sweetens and measures cup for cup so use the same measurements as the recipe calls for. You can also use the Truvia Complete Sweet confectioners sweetener for the glaze. Using these sweeteners does not alter the texture of the cookies and they turn out great and taste just like you've used real sugar. Give it a try if you want less sugar!