Lemon-Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Lemon Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Pinit

For Mothers Day recently, I wanted to make a no-fuss dessert; no pie, no cake, nothing too complicated. I knew I wanted to make something with lemon and raspberry flavors, and I found a recipe by Emeril Lagasse that looked simple and, more importanly, non-fussy. I made a few changes, and these lemon-raspberry thumbprint cookies came out light, fluffy, and pretty.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam or preserves
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 4-5 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Lemon Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Recipe Instructions

Whisk together flour,salt, and baking soda in a small bowl.

Lemon Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Next, cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.

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Beat in egg yolks, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice.  Then, add flour in two batches.  Mixture should be nice and creamy (mine was very sticky and goopy).

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Pre-heat oven to 350 and form dough into 1-inch balls.

Lemon Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Then, press your thumb into some flour (I chose to do this to make it easier to leave thumbprints) and press thumb into cookie balls.  You can make them pretty as you go.

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Fill with about a teaspoon of raspberry jam, then bake for about 20 minutes.  NOTE:  These would not have burned on the bottom if I had used parchment paper instead of a greased cookie sheet.

Lemon Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.

Lemon Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

I thought these were very pretty, and they were perfect to make on a Saturday night and take them to lunch the next day.  They literally melted in our mouths!  I give this recipe 4/5 herbs.

Lemon Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Pinit

Lemon-Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam or preserves
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 4-5 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Whisk together flour,salt, and baking soda in a small bowl.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Beat in egg yolks, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  4. Add flour in two batches. Mixture should be creamy.
  5. Pre-heat oven to 350 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Form dough into 1-inch balls.
  7. Press your thumb into some flour and then press thumb into cookie dough balls.
  8. Fill with about a teaspoon of raspberry jam, then bake for about 20 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.

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4 comments on “Lemon-Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

  1. I love thumbprint cookies. I have yet to try the lemon raspberry combo. I usually do almond and raspberry!

  2. Oh wowwww! These look incredible. I haven’t checked your site in a few days, and bam! I’ve already missed like 4 posts! Ya’all are fast. 😉

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