Raspberry-Almond Thumbprint Cookies

3
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
32
Difficulty
Easy
These cookies are made with less butter than the traditional recipe but they’re still incredibly delicious. Use any type of jam you prefer.

Ingredients

all-purpose flour

2 cup(s)

baking powder

½ tsp

table salt

¼ tsp

sugar

¾ cup(s), granulated

unsalted butter

cup(s), softened

whole milk

¼ cup(s)

almond extract

1 tsp

sliced almonds

½ cup(s), lightly toasted and chopped

cooking spray

4 spray(s)

reduced sugar raspberry jam

cup(s)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. In another medium bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add milk and almond extract; beat well.
  3. Stir flour mixture and almonds into sugar mixture until combined; cover bowl and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  5. Roll level tablespoons of dough into 32 balls; place about 1-inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Press an indentation into center of each ball using your thumb. Using a small spoon, fill indentations with jam.
  6. Bake until bottoms of cookies turn golden, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and leave on cookie sheets for 1 or 2 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Yields 1 cookie per serving.

Notes

Dust with powdered sugar before serving, if desired (could affect SmartPoints value).

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