Friday, January 06, 2012

Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

(Photo by Land O'Lakes

For the past few years, I think this fantastic cookie has been my very favorite of the special-occasion cookies I make.  We include it on our Christmas cookie trays, but it would be wonderful for any special occasion.  These  cookies tend to disappear off the trays very quickly at a gathering or potluck, and people often comment about them or ask for the recipe.  So I thought I would share it with you all.  I found the recipe in Cook & Tell, an old favorite recipe newsletter, but the recipe originated with Land O'Lakes, and may be found here: Raspberry Almond Shortbread Thumbprints.  The cookies freeze and defrost beautifully, glaze and all.  They have so few ingredients and are so easy to make.  I just love this recipe!

These cookies are wonderful with raspberry jam, but they are also very, very good with apricot jam.  You can use any favorite jam you like, but those are the two I usually use.  Although ... someone gave me a jar of terrific cranberry marmalade for Christmas.  Wonder how that would be?


  1. These look delicious! I hope you had a most wonderful Christmas!

  2. They are indeed delicious! Hope you'll try them! We did have a nice Christmas and I hope that you did also. Thanks for stopping by; please visit anytime!


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