Prep 2 hrs
Cook 35 mins
"Originally in Taste of Home". These cookies are very delicious. They are great with a cup of tea. I hope you will try and enjoy them as we do.
- In a Medium Mixing Bowl (I prefer using a Plastic Bowl that has a lid).
- Cream Butter and Sugar.
- mix in the almond extract.
- Gradually mix in flour until the dough forms a ball.
- Cover and refrigerate for an hour for easier handling.
- Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a ungreased cookie sheet.
- Using a wooden spoon handle make and indention in the middle of the ball.
- (I like using the knuckle on my first finger).
- Fill with the raspberry jam.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 14-18 minutes depending on your oven.
- Add aditional Raspberry jam if desired (I never do this).
- Remove and place on wire racks for cooling.
- Mix the Glaze ingredients.
- Using a butter knife (dipping it in the glaze Mixture) Letting the glaze run off the butter knife, Zig Zag the mixture across the cookies creating a continuing Z.
Fantastic cookie! I made it with raspberry preserves instead of jam. (not sure if it makes a difference) To keep your cookies from going flat when baking, make your balls with the indentations then chill for about 15 minutes before filling with jam and baking. I didnt use the glaze but melted white chocolate and drizzled over cookies. I got 40 cookies that didn't last long!
Made these cookies for "Think Pink." I also refrigerated the dough for about a half hour before filling and baking. I wish I could give 10 stars. They are absolutely delicious!! I'm certainly going to add these to my holiday baking.
Wonderful flavor and texture. Only loses a star because 1-1/2 inch balls are WAY to big. Typo perhaps? No way would you get 36 cookies out of that, and they spread out so much that it doesn't make a nice presentation (nothing like the pictures). I also learned the hard way that you don't want to make the indentation too large because the jam will soak through the cookie. But this is definitely a keeper.