Almond Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Almond Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect addition to holiday cookie trays. Easy to make, full of flavor and perfect with a glass of milk.

Almond Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect addition to holiday cookie trays. Easy to make, full of flavor and perfect with a glass of milk.

Cookie season has arrived and boy oh boy I’m lovin’ it! Bring on the baking, the decorating, and of course the nibbling! This year I’m determined to add to my cookie repertoire and add in a few new favorites to our holiday cookie tray. That brings me to the cookies debuting today in this post. As part of an ongoing blogger event known as FREAKY FRIDAY, we are celebrating cookies and sweet treats just in time for the holiday season.

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If you’ve been following along you may recall that Freaky Friday is a blogger event where you are secretly assigned a blogger. You then choose a recipe from their site to make for your own website, then on a specified date, everyone reveals their creations. Always a fun and delicious event!

This round I was thrilled to be assigned Michaela from An Affair from the Heart! She’s a wife, mom or 4 and a fellow foodie who loves cooking! Michaela also has the most adorable pet Boxer who makes me smile every single time I see his picture. I was definitely tempted by a few recipes from An Affair From the Heart including Glazed Lemon Bars and Sugared Pecans mmmm! Ultimately I chose to make her Almond Raspberry Shortbread Thumbprints, I knew my picky kids would love them and sure enough, mom was right! Be sure to check out all the deliciousness happening over at An Affair from the Heart, simply click HERE.

Almond Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect addition to holiday cookie trays. Easy to make, full of flavor and perfect with a glass of milk.

Thumbprint cookies are always popular during the holiday season. I knew these would be simply delicious based on the recipe, it is a very simple recipe one that I can easily whip up in no time. My husband loved them too, caught him grabbing a couple before heading out the door for work…that’s a true sign of a winner!

Almond Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect addition to holiday cookie trays. Easy to make, full of flavor and perfect with a glass of milk.

A couple of notes about these treats: 

  • Use seedless jam, no one wants seeds in their treats.
  • Use a 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon to lightly make “thumbprint”.
  • I used some sparkly sprinkles after drizzling glaze on top. Optional but very festive.

Almond Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect addition to holiday cookie trays. Easy to make, full of flavor and perfect with a glass of milk.

My next note is: make a double batch during the holiday season, especially if you plan on leaving some out for Santa! They disappear fast! Thank you, Michaela, for this wonderful treat that will surely be a regular on our holiday baking list! Be sure to scroll all the way down for a list of ALL the yummy treats from our fellow bloggers.

Almond Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect addition to holiday cookie trays. Easy to make, full of flavor and perfect with a glass of milk.

Other Freaky Friday sweets you’ll love:

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookie Cups

If you love a good PB&J and cookies then you simply must try Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie Cups! Deliciously easy, you'll love them!

Raspberry Cream Cheese Dessert
Creamy, dreamy and oh so good! This easy Raspberry Cream Cheese Dessert is practically no-bake and full of fruity goodness.

No Bake Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Parfait
No Bake Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Parfait has layer upon layer of deliciousness! A desert that's ready in a snap, perfect for summer parties.

 

Almond Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Almond Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients

    Cookie dough:
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ t almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup raspberry jam, seedless
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ t almond extract
  • 1 T milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° degrees.
  2. With electric mixer cream together butter and sugar until creamy. Add in almond extract and flour, beat until smooth.
  3. Using a cookie scoop place dough onto parchment paper or silpat on baking trays. Pick up the scooped dough and roll into balls, replace onto baking sheets.
  4. Use 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon dipped into flour to make "thumbprint" spots on dough.
  5. Spoon jam into "thumbprint" spots using 1/8 teaspoon.
  6. Bake approximately 12-14 minutes. Move to cooling rack and cool completely.
  7. Glaze: Whisk together ingredients and drizzle over cooled cookies.
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Almond Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect addition to holiday cookie trays. Easy to make, full of flavor and perfect with a glass of milk.

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A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures – Black Forest Rum Balls

Bacon Fatte – Mexican Wedding Cookies

The Devilish Dish – Rosé Meringue Cookies

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Full Belly Sisters – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Hostess at Heart – Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars

LeMoine Family Kitchen – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dippers

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Mildly Meandering – Vanilla Bean Pizzelle Cookies

Pic Nic – Lemon and Blueberry Bars

Plattertalk – White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Take Two Tapas – Savory Pecan Cornmeal Biscotti Bites

Seduction in the Kitchen – Orange Snowball Cookies

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Comments

  1. I am so happy that you chose these!! They are one of my family’s MOST favorite cookie I make at Christmastime. I always make them again for Valentine’s Day! 😉 I love the addition of the sparkly sugar, I am totally doing that this year!! Thank you for all of the sweet words, and for being a part of our group! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Lori! <3

  2. I would eat a million of these! I love raspberry and almond together!

  3. These little cookies are so cute & friendly! I love the flavor combination & how yummy the are. Perfect for a cookie exchange.

  4. Mmm I love thumbprints!!! YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. These cookies are so cute. I love almond and raspberry together so I’m all over these 🙂

  6. Thumbprint cookies just make me so happy! Perfect for the holidays 🙂

  7. Thumbprint cookies are a classic cookie that we make every year, but I’ve never made this combination with almond. They look delicious!

  8. These cookies are picture perfect! I’d love one or six and a good book. That’s nirvana to me!

  9. I love a classic like these cookies. Thumbprint cookies never go out of style and are so festive. They look delicious!!

  10. These cookies sound so tasty! I just love almond and raspberry together!

  11. I definitely need to make a batch or two of these this Christmas! I love the almond and raspberry combo and these cookies really do sound easy to make!

  12. I made one batch of these. Soooo crispy and yummy. Think I’ll try wild blueberry jam next time

  13. Yum! Love the flavor combination! Thumbprint cookies are the best!

  14. I just love these cookies… They’re so pretty!

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