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Melt In Your Mouth Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

These melt in your mouth raspberry thumbprint cookies have become a huge hit with everyone in my family. Better yet, the cookies are super easy to make from scratch; you’ll only need 5 simple ingredients and about 30 minutes of time to have your own freshly baked batch of raspberry thumbprint cookies.

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

How to Make Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Here’s everything that you’ll need to know in order to make these homemade raspberry thumbprint cookies:

  • Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 350℉.
  • Prepare the baking sheet. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cream. Use a bowl to cream the softened butter together with the sugar.
  • Add the vanilla. Add the pure vanilla extract and beat to combine.
  • Add the flour. Add the all-purpose flour and mix to combine.
  • Prepare the thumbprint cookies. Roll the dough into 1 ½ inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Then use your thumb to press into the center of each cookie in order to create a well for the jam.
  • Add the jam. Use a teaspoon to drop a dollop of jam into the center of each cookie.
  • Bake. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 14 to 18 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Cool. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool completely before serving.

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

2 Quick & Useful Tips for Baking Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Here are a couple of quick tips to keep in mind that may help you out when it comes to making your own homemade raspberry thumbprint cookies:

  • Filling before or after baking? While this particular recipe adds the filling before baking your cookies, there are indeed some raspberry thumbprint cookie recipes that have you adding the raspberry filling after baking your cookies. The only major difference is that by adding the jam filling after the fact, it might help to extend the shelf life of the cookies by a day or two when storing them.
  • Allow the dough to sit at room temperature. After preparing your cookie dough and making the thumbprint, it’s not a bad idea to allow the dough to sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes or so. This will help to keep the dough soft and it may help to prevent the cookies from cracking apart.

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

How to Store Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

The best way to store your raspberry thumbprint cookies is to simply keep them sealed up tightly inside of an airtight container and then keep them stored in the fridge.

These homemade cookies will typically keep for up to 3-4 days when stored in the fridge like this. As mentioned above though, you can extend that shelf life by a day or two if you hold off on adding the raspberry jam filling until after you bake the cookies.

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

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Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Melt In Your Mouth Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

  • Author: Emma - NurturedHomes.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Total Time: 29 minutes
  • Yield: 36 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened 
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar 
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract 
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • ½ cup raspberry jam  

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl, cream the butter with sugar. 
  4. Add the vanilla extract and beat to combine. 
  5. Add the flour and mix to combine. 
  6. Roll the dough into 1 ½ inch balls, and place on the prepared baking sheet. 
  7. Use your thumb to press into the center of each cookie, creating a well for the jam.
  8. Use a teaspoon to drop a dollop of jam into the center of each cookie. 
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 14-18 minutes or until lightly golden. 
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving. 

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