Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints


These shortbread thumbprint cookies are filled with raspberry jam, and drizzled with glaze.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
3 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons almond extract, divided

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup seedless raspberry jam

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 teaspoon milk


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    a top down view of ingredients for shortbread cookies sitting on the kitchen counter.

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    Ingredients for sugar glaze, to use on thumbprint shortbread cookies

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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Beat butter and white sugar together in a medium bowl until creamy. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Add flour and mix until dough comes together.

    butter and sugar creamed together in a glass mixing bowl.

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    flour fully incorporated into butter/sugar mixture in a glass mixing bowl.

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  4. Form dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Use your thumb to press down and make a dent in the center of each ball, then fill with jam.

    a top down view of balls of shortbread cookie dough, placed two inches a part on a blue cookie sheet, with a small dent for filling in the middle of each.

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    Almond-Raspberry Shortbread cookies, unbaked, sitting two inches a part on a blue cookie sheet.

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  5. Bake in batches the preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, about 14 to 18 minutes; allow to cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes.

    Raspberry-Almond Shortbread Thumbprint cookies fresh out of the oven with slightly golden-brown edges.

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  6. Mix confectioners' sugar, milk, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon almond extract together in a medium bowl until smooth; drizzle lightly over warm cookies.

    Raspberry-Almond Shortbread Thumbprint cookies getting a sugar glaze drizzle while sitting on a blue cookie sheet.

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  7. Enjoy!

    a close up view of beautiful raspberry and almond shortbread cookies each filled with jam and topped with a zigzag of icing
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

104 Calories
5g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 104
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 9mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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