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Lemon Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

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Lemon and raspberry pair perfectly in these buttery thumbprint cookies! Perfect for gift giving or sharing with friends or family these lemon raspberry thumbprint cookies are easier than you might think!
 
Lemon and raspberry pair perfectly in these buttery thumbprint cookies! Perfect for gift giving or sharing with friends or family these lemon raspberry thumbprint cookies are easier than you might think!
 
I just absolutely love the thought, time, and effort it takes to make a homemade gift versus purchasing one from a store {I’m not knocking you gift-buyers though!}.  If you’re looking for other great handmade gifts then check out these: salt dough ornaments, body scrub, bath salts, and the absolute easiest way to personalize your holiday cards by making your own envelopes.  But sometimes the best gifts are the ones you eat!
 
We’re in the season of cookie exchanges and needing easy gifts for coworkers and teachers.  What’s easier than a cookie?  And nothing inspires you to get fancy in the kitchen quite like a holiday!  So when you have an idea that’s both fancy and easy, it’s not hard to fall in love.  And I definitely think y’all are going to fall in love with these thumbprint cookies.
 
Lemon and raspberry pair perfectly in these buttery thumbprint cookies! Perfect for gift giving or sharing with friends or family these lemon raspberry thumbprint cookies are easier than you might think!
 
 I love shortbread.  It’s sweet but not too sweet which makes it the perfect vessel to top with something a little sweeter.  I absolutely love shortbread dipped in chocolate.  I served some at a mother’s day brunch a few years ago.  Heavenly.  Since I had some raspberry jam left over from my Sriracha Raspberry Cream Cheese Dip I totally hit the sweet topping jackpot for my shortbread.  And adding a little pucker to the dough with some lemon juice is the best idea I’ve had in awhile.
 
With no raw eggs in this dough there were more than a few cookies that didn’t make it into the oven.  And before you can feel guilty for consuming more raw cookies than you baked they’re in and out in about 15 minutes and taste great dusted with powdered sugar or drizzled with a lemon glaze.  I refrigerated my dough overnight to let the flavors all get together and have a party and the lemon shines.
 
Lemon and raspberry pair perfectly in these buttery thumbprint cookies! Perfect for gift giving or sharing with friends or family these lemon raspberry thumbprint cookies are easier than you might think!
 
Your friends will be so impressed when they open their box and see those beautiful cookies sitting there!  The sweet raspberry and the subtle hint of lemon in the buttery crust.  Yum!  Need some more cookie ideas to wow your friends?  I’ve teamed up with some of the most amazing bloggers I know to bring you a cookie exchange extravaganza!  Check out their recipes, too.  You won’t be disappointed!
 
 I’m so excited to be participating in a cookie swap party with 14 other amazing and talented bloggers!  Make sure you pop over to our cookie exchange party and see their absolutely deliciously fantastic recipes, too!
 
What is your favorite holiday cookie?
 
Meaghan 
 
 
 
 
Lemon and raspberry pair perfectly in these buttery thumbprint cookies! Perfect for gift giving or sharing with friends or family these lemon raspberry thumbprint cookies are easier than you might think!

Lemon Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup raspberry jam

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer cream butter and sugar together. Add vanilla and lemon juice and mix to combine. Add flour a ½ cup at a time and mix until combined. At this point my dough always looks like course crumbs. Form it into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for an hour or overnight.
  2. Roll 1 Tbs of dough into a ball and gently push into the center with the pad of your finger to make an indentation.
  3. Fill the indentation with ¼ tsp of raspberry jam and bake at 325 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly golden brown around the edges.
  4. Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust lightly with powdered sugar or drizzle with a lemon glaze.
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kutukamus

Monday 8th of December 2014

Now this sure looks tasty. :)

Sydney @Tastefully Frugal

Sunday 7th of December 2014

Mmm these look so good! I am a total sucker for anything raspberry so I'm sure I would DEVOUR these!! Pinning so I can make later :)

Meaghan

Monday 8th of December 2014

We definitely devoured these! I've already got requests for a second batch :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Meaghan

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