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Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

These delicious cookies are reminiscent of Christmas cookies in years gone by. These lovely sugar cookies have raspberry jam in the centers and a powdered sugar glaze on top.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine American
Servings 24



  • 2 sticks unsalted butter (1 cup)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 2/14 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour bleached flour toughens baked goods
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam more or less as needed


  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract



  • Soften butter.
  • Add sugar, vanilla and salt and mix with an electric mixer until well mixed.
  • Add flour and mix on low speed of electric mixer until well combined.
  • Mixture will be thick.
  • Refrigerate dough at least 60 minutes.
  • Roll dough into balls and place on greased cookie sheets.
  • With the end of a wooden spoon, make an indentation in the center of each cookie.
  • Spoon about 1/8 teaspoon of jam into each indentation.
  • Bake at 350° for about 15-20 minutes or until done.
  • Rotate pans half way through cooking time.


  • Combine the glaze ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies.
  • Allow icing to set before serving cookies.


NOTE: Preparation time does not include time to chill the dough before rolling out cookies.
NOTE: I use the back of a wooden spoon because it’s smaller than an actual thumb print. The larger the hole in the cookie the more the cookies spread, so it’s better to make smaller indentations.
NOTE: You cannot skip the step to chill the dough before rolling into balls and baking, or cookies will not hold their shape while baking.
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