I have always made thumbprint cookies for the holidays, but always using the recipe my Mom used, which is from the Betty Crocker cookbook. This is the same except it uses all butter (no shortening) and is just wonderful, not sure I noticed much difference, but who knows unless you have both to taste at the same time. I didn't have raspberry jam so used strawberry jam. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Made for Sweet December Event.
I loved these cookies! I have a recipe for these, but mine says to fill the centers of the cookies with the jam when the cookies are half done baking, then return to oven to finish baking...it sets the jam. But, I did it the way this recipe says and they worked out fine! The cookies are fabulous tasting and very pretty on a cookie tray! Thanks for such a good recipe!