My Mom is home for the holidays, hallelujah! She helps me so much with baking and wrapping and generally trying to keep myself together that week before Christmas. She’s like an elf but a lot better.
We have some very serious Christmas cookie traditions in this family. Last year I shared my top favorite #1 best-ever cookie recipe with you, the Chocolate Crinkle.
That’s my Mom’s recipe, too, and this year I’ve got another family favorite for you: Raspberry Jelly Thumbprint Cookies.
I just shared this photo on Instagram and a few of you asked for the recipe, so I texted my Mom to get it for us. She is the keeper of all the good recipes, like all moms are, right?
This one is so good, so buttery and delicious. Why do they have to be almost gone? We have time to make more before Christmas. I’ll be okay.
Jelly Thumbprint Cookies
The great thing about this recipe is that it’s simple: there are only 4 very basic ingredients. Other than the raspberry jam (and get the good stuff for these cookies), you probably have the other ingredients on hand already.
And with that pretty red center, they’re actually perfect for Valentine’s Day, too. I’ll be hauling this recipe out again in February. It’s so easy to make and always a hit.
Don’t skimp on the raspberry jam. That is the best part, that burst of flavor in a buttery cookie.
Raspberry Jelly Cookies
Raspberry Jelly Thumbprint cookies are the perfect variety to add to your Christmas cookie plate, because they’re really not super sweet.
You can feel good about eating like 5 of them in one sitting for this reason. Trust me.
A dusting of powedered sugar before serving makes them extra pretty and festive.
High five to my Mom for sharing another one of her delicious recipes with me to share with you! Enjoy!
Check out more amazing thumbprint cookie recipes here!
Because this dough has a lot of butter in it, you won't want to make it in advance and refrigerate it. The butter will firm up when really cold, and it's very hard to roll the dough into a ball. Make this dough just before you want to bake your cookies. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
Because this dough has a lot of butter in it, you won't want to make it in advance and refrigerate it. The butter will firm up when really cold, and it's very hard to roll the dough into a ball. Make this dough just before you want to bake your cookies.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.