Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

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Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are a family favorite!  A soft lemon kissed sugar cookie base filled with sweet raspberry preserves and drizzled with a fresh lemon glaze.  I am so excited to have partnered with Pillsbury to bring you this recipe because, not only are these Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies delicious, they’re super easy to make!

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are a family favorite! A soft lemon kissed sugar cookie base filled with sweet raspberry preserves and drizzled with a fresh lemon glaze.

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I love the entire Christmas season.  Lights, trees, Christmas Carols and of course along with that comes plates of Christmas cookies.  When I think of Christmas cookies, I always think of my Grandma Mary, she made the BEST Christmas cookies.  There was always an assortment of almond crescents, shortbread, sugar cookies, rum balls, and of course thumbprint cookies!

I always went for the thumbprints or the shortbread cookies!

Years later, my mom would make the thumbprint cookies (we always called them Thimble Cookies) and eventually passed our family recipe onto me.

Our thumbprints were always rolled in nuts, which I loved.  I now have a daughter with a nut allergy so of course I avoid nuts but still love to include a version of thumbprint cookies on our plates.

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are a family favorite! A soft lemon kissed sugar cookie base filled with sweet raspberry preserves and drizzled with a fresh lemon glaze.These Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies start with a soft lemon kissed sugar cookie base filled with raspberry preserves and drizzled with a fresh lemon glaze.

Not only are they delicious, they’re absolutely gorgeous and super easy to make! One of the best things about these cookies is how fast they are to put together since they start with Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies.  Lemon zest is added for a fresh lemony flavor while raspberry jam adds a fruity sweetness.  I topped them with a simple lemony glaze.

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are a family favorite! A soft lemon kissed sugar cookie base filled with sweet raspberry preserves and drizzled with a fresh lemon glaze.

Speaking of Christmas cookie plates, Pillsbury is counting down to Christmas in the most delicious way possible—with freshly baked cookies! If you’re anything like me, you’re always on the lookout for new delicious ideas to add to your cookie tray!   Pillsbury has a Cookie Countdown page and will be revealing a new recipe daily, (or sign up to have them delivered straight to your inbox starting Nov. 24). Naughty or nice, this is one list you’ll want to be on!

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are a family favorite! A soft lemon kissed sugar cookie base filled with sweet raspberry preserves and drizzled with a fresh lemon glaze.

Happy Holidays to all of you.  May your season be merry and bright and may your cookie trays be full of delicious goodies!

You can view (and save) the Cookie Countdown recipes here on Pinterest along with a few of my other holiday favorites!

Print Recipe
5 from 5 votes
Servings: 38 cookies
RASPBERRY THUMBPRINT COOKIES
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
27 mins
 
Author: Holly
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: raspberry thumbprint cookies
Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are a family favorite! A soft lemon kissed sugar cookie base filled with sweet raspberry preserves and drizzled with a fresh lemon glaze.
Ingredients
  • 1 roll 16.5 oz Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
  • 3 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Leave cookie dough out 10 minutes to soften
  3. View full recipe directions here.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 34, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 7mg, Carbohydrates: 6g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 0.6%, Vitamin C: 0.5%, Calcium: 0.3%, Iron: 0.6%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are a family favorite!  A soft lemon kissed sugar cookie base filled with sweet raspberry preserves and drizzled with a fresh lemon glaze.  I am so excited to have partnered with Pillsbury to bring you this recipe because, not only are these Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies delicious, they're super easy to make!
Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are a family favorite!  A soft lemon kissed sugar cookie base filled with sweet raspberry preserves and drizzled with a fresh lemon glaze.  I am so excited to have partnered with Pillsbury to bring you this recipe because, not only are these Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies delicious, they're super easy to make!

Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

18 comments on “Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies”

  1. You had me at ‘drizzled with a fresh lemon glaze’……yum!! These look so beautiful too, no wonder they are a family favourite! I am giving these 5 out of 5!!

  2. You had me at ‘drizzled with a fresh lemon glaze’……yum!! These look so beautiful too, no wonder they are a family favourite!

  3. These cookies look so delicious and melt in your mouth ♥♥♥

  4. These look delicious and so quick to make! Perfect for an always-rushing-around mama :)

  5. These look so good, you wouldn’t be able to stop at just one. The lemon drizzle really makes these cookies, too yummy for words.

  6. Always love finding a super easy recipe to add to my collection. Raspberry is a favorite here.

  7. My brother loves thumbprint cookies. I am going to make these for him. 

  8. Cannot get DIRECTIONS on your RASPBERRY THUMBPRINT COOKIES – I click on #3 but cannot
    get directions. HELP!!!

  9. The lemon and raspberry in this sound so good together! These would definitely make my cookie tray a little tastier!

  10. Sound so easy!

    I think I can handle these LOL.

    Thank you!

  11. Shortcut thumbprints? Yes please. Believe it or not, I never liked jam thumbprints until last year. And then I fell in love. Lordy, they were addicting. I would absolutely have to make a batch of these to give away.

  12. Wow! Who knew these cookies were so easy to make! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  13. They’re so pretty and I can’t believe it’s already Christmas cookie season!

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