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Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Well, hello, to these Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies.

These Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are perfect year-round, but my Valentine's Day twist on them is super easy to make, and easy to gift/enjoy

Thumbprint Cookies are pretty magical on their own, wouldn’t you say? I always talk about growing up in New Jersey, and how the Italian bakeries there have a very distinct bakery smell. Nearly every big town has at least one bakery and maybe the smell is shortening, maybe it’s magic, and maybe it’s Maybelline. I can’t pretend to know WHAT it is, but the cookies I grew up with could be eaten in one or two bites, and had a nice melt in your mouth consistency. And the flavors and toppings! Jams and jellies, chocolate dips and frostings, and SPRINKLES! Oh, my. I don’t see that as much here in New England but I have seen it. And I can mail order it or have my parents bring cookies to me. And I can bake! They don’t have sprinkles, but oh, the jam!

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies for Valentine’s Day:

What You Need:

1 1/4 cup flour
1 egg
4 Tbsp powdered sugar
4 Tbsp cornstarch
1/8 tsp salt
Raspberry jam or jelly
1 stick unsalted butter, softened

What You Do:

1 – In a bowl, beat softened butter and powdered sugar with a mixer.

2 – Add your egg and continue to beat, and then slowly add in flour, cornstarch, and salt.

3 – You should get a nice soft dough now, and roll it into balls with a Tablespoon – you want it round and with no cracks in the dough.

4 – You can use a teaspoon or your thumbs to make the heart, but I recommend doing it with thumbs.

5 – Make sure to chill your cookie dough in a freezer for about 30 minutes.

6 – Preheat oven to 375 and warm your jam briefly in the microwave until it’s easy to stir.

7 – Spoon the jam into each thumbprint cookie, filling it to the brim.

8 – Place the cookies about 2″ apart on parchment paper and bake for 11 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.

These Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are perfect year-round, but my Valentine's Day twist on them is super easy to make, and easy to gift/enjoy

These Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are perfect year-round, but my Valentine's Day twist on them is super easy to make, and easy to gift/enjoy

These Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are perfect year-round, but my Valentine's Day twist on them is super easy to make, and easy to gift/enjoy

These Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are perfect year-round, but my Valentine's Day twist on them is super easy to make, and easy to gift/enjoy

These Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are perfect year-round, but my Valentine's Day twist on them is super easy to make, and easy to gift/enjoy

These Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are perfect year-round, but my Valentine's Day twist on them is super easy to make, and easy to gift/enjoy

And have you made my Valentine Nutella Filled Cookies as well?

So, do you make Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies for holidays?

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