Monday, December 12, 2011

Raspberry Thumbprints


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How about a virtual cookie swap? One of my dear childhood friends organized this fun recipe swap, thank you Kristen for including me. I love baking this time of year and one of my favorite Christmas cookies is the Raspberry Thumbprint. This cookie is a buttery shortbread that melts in your mouth with a chewy raspberry center. Head on over to the other yummy food blogs to find some of their favorite holiday cookies!


Kristen Gough, My Kids Eat Squid 
Brette Sember, Martha and Me 
Jodi Reinman, Garlic Girl 
Teresa Robeson, Raising Our Home  
Laura Davis, Del.ic.ious  (me)
Melanie McMinn, Frugal Kiwi 


•Raspberry Thumbprints•

Ingredients

1 stick of butter
1/3 cup of sugar
1/2 tsp. of vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg yolk
1 cup of flour
1/4 cup of raspberry preserve 


Directions

In a mixer cream together butter and sugar, add the vanilla, salt and egg yolk. Beat this mixture until fluffy. Add the flour until the dough forms a stiff dough. Scrape the dough onto a large sheet of wax paper. Roll the dough until it forms a 12" rope that is 3/4" in diameter. Roll your dough rope up in the wax paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove your dough from the fried and let rest for 10 minutes at room temperature. Preheat the oven to 300˙. Unwrap and slice your dough into 1" slices, roll them into little balls and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press your them into the center of each cookie ball, fill each hallow with 1/4 teaspoon of preserve. Bake your cookies until they are lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let them cool 5 minutes before taking them off the cookie sheet. 


Enjoy!
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11 comments:

  1. WOW! Those look SUPER yummy! I just pinned this so I can make these soon for a party we are having!! THANKS for sharing:)

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  2. I love these sort of simple old-fashioned biscuits. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. You take such beautiful pictures! It's too bad you don't have don't have a Trader Joe's nearby, their preserves are the best. Love the recipe--there's nothing better than the creaminess of butter pared with tart raspberries.

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  4. These are sooo pretty! Have you ever tried arranging them in a wreath shape with a sprig of holly at one end? :)

    Thank you for dropping by my blog! I'm glad I got to find yours through this swap. I'm always psyched to find fellow foodies!

    Have a wonderful holiday!

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  5. I just made them, they are easy and yummy

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  6. I just made them, they are easy and yummy

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