Raspberry-Almond Shortbread Cookies

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 768
Yield: 3 1/2 dozen


2/3 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons almond extract, divided
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
1 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons water


Using an electric mixer on medium speed, combine sugar, butter and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract until creamy. Reduce speed to low and add flour. Continue beating until well mixed. Shape dough into one-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Gently press a thumbprint in center of each cookie. Fill each with about 1/4 teaspoon jam. Bake at 350 degrees for 14 to 18 minutes, until edges are lightly golden. Let cool one minute on baking sheets. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Combine remaining extract, powdered sugar and water; drizzle lightly over cookies.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 768
Calories from Fat: 320

This Raspberry-Almond Shortbread Cookies recipe is from the 101 Cupcake, Cookie & Brownie Recipes Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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