Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are NOT just for the holidays!  In fact, they are perfect for summer when the berries are harvested.  By preserving summer berries, we are able to enjoy them year round.  These thumbprint cookies are so easy, using a handful of ingredients and buttery delicious.  Use any flavor jam, but the homemade sweet U-Pick Raspberry Preserves are the perfect topping!

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies Homemade Preserves

Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • ½ cup raspberry preserves (or any flavor jam)


Using and electric mixer, cream the softened butter and sugar on high.  Add the almond extract.  Lower the mixer speed and gradually add the flour.  Refrigerate the dough for one hour.

Preheat the oven to 350°.  Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.  Make an indentation using your thumb in the center of each ball.  (I make two thumbprints at 90 degree angles, to make a better circle)  Fill each center with about 1/4 teaspoon of preserves or your favorite jam.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until the edges are lightly browned.  Remove to a cookie rack.

Sweet Stackers Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies,

Sweet Stackers – No matter what time of year, Sweet Stackers come in handy to store jam or jelly filled cookies.  Thumbprints are very popular holiday or Christmas cookie.  You don’t want to mess up the jam toppings or have them stick to other cookies!  Sweet Stackers convert your air-tight containers to multi-level using corrugated plastic stackable trays.  They are an inexpensive storage solution and can easily be wiped down and reused.  Visit sweetstackers.com to learn more about this product or shop on Amazon or my Etsy shop.

Look!  3 dozen cookies without a sticky mess in 1 container!

Sweet Stackers Cookie Storage Trays




7 responses

  1. Good idea and I have just made some jam that I cam use!

    1. Thank you! You must try them….they are so good! I hope to post more recipes for homemade jam!

  2. Kentucky Lady 717 | Reply

    Would love to see video how these work…..how they stay in place, etc……

    1. A great idea! I actually took a video clip back in November – just need to post it on my website. I will work on that next! I can tell you, that all of the stacker pieces can move and are repositionable in between food items – they can then fit around any size cookie like pictured or even squeezed flat in between brownies. It doesn’t matter where they are placed, they just elevate a flat tray placed on top. They can shift and that is ok, the tops will not get messed up, as long as the container is not dropped or tossed upside down…which you wouldn’t want to do anyways with cookies 🙂 I will let you know when I get a video clip posted. Thanks!

    2. Sweet Stackers now has a YouTube Channel. So here is the short video clip that I took back in November with my Pecan Pie Tartlets. I was transporting this sticky bite-sized dessert to Thanksgiving dinner! This video uses the large stackers in two layers. Note: Sweet Stackers also comes with small stackers to get 3 layers in one container. – more video clips to come! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQRob6R3y7Ncn88IlbQr8jg

  3. adrian@lifewithgarnish.com | Reply

    I love these. I have some leftover mixed fruit preserves that I’m gonna use in this recipe:)

  4. Melissa @ Simply Sweets by Honeybee | Reply

    Beautiful cookies! I love raspberry anything!

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