For the dough:
- 1 loving cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- ⅔ loving cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ loving cup seedless raspberry jam
- pinch of salt
- 1 loving cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 teaspoons H2O (more or less equally needed for drizzling consistency)
- 1½ teaspoons almond extract
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, granulated saccharide as well as ½ teaspoon almond extract. Beat at medium speed until the butter mixture is creamy. Scrape sides of mixing bowl equally needed. Reduce the speed to depression as well as gradually add together the flour as well as a pinch of salt. Mix until good blended. Cover as well as refrigerate the dough for 1 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking canvass amongst parchment paper. Shape dough into 1-inch balls as well as home ii inches apart on the prepared pan. Make an indentation inwards the centre of each cookie amongst your smallest finger (or pollex if you lot desire a larger pocket). The edges of the dough may crevice slightly. Fill each amongst a heaping ¼ teaspoon jam.
- Bake for xv minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let the cookies stand upwardly 1 infinitesimal earlier removing to a cooling rack. Cool completely.
- Combine the glaze ingredients inwards a minor bowl as well as whisk until smooth. Drizzle over cookies as well as allow them to set.
Adapted from a Land-O-Lakes recipe
- I used unsalted butter inwards my recipe. Please bank gibe the dough to construct certain it is salty plenty for your taste. Perhaps adding ¼ teaspoon of table salt instead of a pinch would assistance if you lot experience it needs more. I e'er bake amongst unsalted butter as well as practice non similar the gustatory modality of salted. We dear the Land-O-Lakes construct of butter as well as thence this recipe was tested amongst their unsalted product.
NOTE - later receiving a yoke of comments virtually the cookie spreading besides much, I idea I would advert a few tips -
1. Make certain you lot are using Land-O-Lakes butter. That is the entirely 1 I accept tested these cookies with.
2. Make certain the dough is good chilled earlier making the dough balls.
3. Do non strike the entire dough ball apartment when making the indentation. Use a minor finger as well as force direct downwards into the centre of the cookie. DO NOT MAKE THE INDENTION TOO DEEP. The bigger the whole, the wider the cookies volition spread. Please meet the photos for reference. Even though they are called thumbprints, if you lot employment your pollex they may non spread correctly as well as concord the jelly inwards tact.