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Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are a delightful Swedish treat that combines a buttery cookie base with a burst of sweet raspberry jam. These cookies are visually appealing and perfect for any occasion, whether it's afternoon tea or holiday gatherings.
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Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are soft, buttery cookies with a tender crumb, filled with a dollop of tangy raspberry jam in the center. These cookies are not only delicious but also visually appealing with their signature thumbprint indentation. They make for a delightful treat that will surely satisfy your sweet cravings.


1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raspberry jam (or any preferred jam)
Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
24 Servings

Prep Time:

0 Hrs 20 Mins

Cook Time:

0 Hrs 15 Mins

Total TIme:

0 Hrs 0 Mins



Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.


Add the egg yolks and vanilla extract to the butter-sugar mixture, and beat until well combined.


In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour and salt.


Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until a soft dough forms.


Roll the dough into small balls, approximately 1 inch in diameter.


Place the dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.


Use your thumb or the back of a teaspoon to make an indentation in the center of each cookie.


Fill each indentation with a small spoonful of raspberry jam, ensuring not to overfill.


Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.


Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


Optional: Dust the cooled cookies with powdered sugar for an added touch of sweetness.


Store the Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.

Tips for this recipe

To create a variety of flavors, you can experiment with different types of jams or preserves. Try using strawberry, apricot, or even lemon curd for delicious flavor variations. Remember to let the cookies cool completely before filling them with jam to prevent it from melting too quickly during baking. Enjoy these delightful cookies with a cup of tea or as a sweet treat any time of the day.

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