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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


  • 2/3 Cup Sugar
  • 8 Tbsp Butter softened
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 3/4 Cups Flour
  • 3 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Raspberry Preserves

For Icing:

  • 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Water
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • 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


*This recipe was adapted from Cooking Light December 2000


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