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Raspberry Shortbread Cookies

These Raspberry Shortbread Cookies are very simple to make and are similar to a thumbprint cookie. They are terrific around the holidays, but are great at anytime of year too. The flavor can easily be changed by trading out the type of preserves that you  use. I enjoy making them with strawberry and apricot preserves as well.
Raspberry Shortbread Cookies

These Raspberry Shortbread Cookies are very simple to make and are similar to a thumbprint cookie. They are terrific around the holidays, but are great at anytime of year too. The flavor can easily be changed by trading out the type of preserves that you  use. I enjoy making them with strawberry and apricot preserves as well.

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If you have never made shortbread cookies before, you are missing out! The classic fruit-flavor of raspberries combine with shortbread for a decadent treat.

Raspberry Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies have a distinct texture that some people love, and I know that they remind me of my childhood. These were the kind of cookies we would make in bulk and package up for sweet treats for friends and family.

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Raspberry Shortbread Cookies
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What do I need to Make Raspberry Shortbread Cookies?

For the Cookies:

For the Icing:

Raspberry Shortbread Cookies

How to Make Shortbread Cookies

One of my favorite things about these delicious cookies are that they are so easy to make! They come together quickly with just a few simple steps.

Step 1: Make the Cookie Dough

Start off by preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, in a large bowl, beat the sugar and butter together with an electric mixer until well combined. Next, add in the eggs and vanilla and beat until well blended.

In a separate small bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt together using a whisk. Slowly add the flour mixture to butter/sugar mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until well blended.

Raspberry Shortbread Cookies

Step 2: Shape Shortbread Cookie Dough into Logs

Divide the dough in half. On a floured surface, roll each half of the dough into a 12 inch logs. Carefully place the logs 4 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Raspberry Shortbread Cookies

Step 3: Add Raspberry Preserves and Bake

Make a 1/2 inch indentation with your finger down the center of the entire log. Fill the indentation with raspberry preserves. Place in the oven and bake on center rack at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove logs from sheet and place them on a cutting board.

Raspberry Shortbread Cookies

Step 4: Prepare the Cookie Icing

This can be done quickly while the cookies are in the oven. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, lemon juice, water and vanilla extract. Stir with a whisk until well blended. Then, drizzle icing over warm shortbread logs. Cut the logs diagonally into 1 inch pieces and allow to cool before completely separating them.

Raspberry Shortbread Cookies

So Tell Me…

Have you ever made shortbread cookies? What is your favorite Christmas cookie to make? Do you enjoy holiday baking?

Thank you so much for stopping by! As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great week!

                      

Raspberry Shortbread Cookies

Raspberry Shortbread Cookies

These Raspberry Shortbread Cookies are very simple to make and are similar to a thumbprint cookie. They are terrific around the holidays, but are great at anytime of year too. The flavor can easily be changed by trading out the type of preserves that you  use. I enjoy making them with strawberry and apricot preserves as well.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Raspberry Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 143kcal

Ingredients

For Icing:

Instructions

  • For Cookies:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar and butter together with an electric mixer until well-blended.
  • Next, add the eggs and vanilla, beat until well-blended
  • In a separate small bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder & salt and whisk together until combined
  • Slowly add flour mixture to butter/sugar mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon until well blended (the dough will be tacky).
  • Divide dough in half
  • On a floured surface, roll dough into 12 inch long logs
  • Place the logs 4 inches apart on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper
  • Make 1/2 inch deep indentation with finger on the entire length of the dough log
  • Fill the indentation with the raspberry preserves
  • Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 20 minutes or until lightly browned
  • Remove logs to cutting board

For Icing:

  • Combine powdered sugar, lemon juice, water, & vanilla extract
  • Stir with a whisk until well blended
  • Drizzle frosting over warm logs
  • Cut logs diagonally and allow to cool

Notes

*This recipe was adapted from Cooking Light December 2000

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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Jessica

Wednesday 29th of November 2023

Excellent, I've been making them with this recipe for ages. I often make the dough a day or two ahead of time, roll it into logs, and let it firm up in the fridge before baking - it's easier to handle. Putting a batch together now for a holiday party this weekend!

Marlene

Sunday 7th of November 2021

Doing them right now, using strawberry instead of raspberry preserve as that is what I have...hi from Malta 🇲🇹

angela @marathonsandmotivation

Sunday 7th of November 2021

I hope you enjoy them! They are one of my all favorites😊

Better Fitness

Sunday 5th of May 2019

Its very delicious iv tried...its just a fantastic recipe

thax for this recipes

chocolaterunnergirl

Monday 24th of December 2018

Wow, those look SO delicious! I LOVE raspberry flavored desserts! Nice change of flavor in the middle of the holiday season!

Renée (Pinky) (@runlaugheatpie)

Sunday 23rd of December 2018

i love shortbread cookies so much but I haven't really mastered them yet. So I may try these but not for guests coming over next week, just in case they don't work out! My go to is either a triple chocolate chocolate chip cookie or my mom's peanut butter cookie recipe. Those always bring the house down.

we don't do presents so I'm done with my wrapping! :D

Kimmi

Friday 19th of April 2024

@Renée (Pinky) (@runlaugheatpie),

Greetings! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE peanut butter cookies, but haven’t found a recipe that’s really a sure-fiire GOOD peanut butter and my youngest son LOVES LOVES LOVES chocolatte chip cookies and he’d FOR SURE would love a TRIPLE chocolate cookie…so, I’m wondering if you’d be so kind as to share your wonderful recipes? I only like to try tried and true recipes. If so, I would be forever grateful! Thank you, in advance, for your time! God bless!❣️