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Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 1 hr 40 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 38 servings
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Our latest and greatest holiday cookie hack? Amping up our sugar cookie dough with cream cheese. It’s unbelievably tasty in this easy raspberry thumbprint.

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
3
oz cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/3
cup seedless raspberry jam
1
cup powdered sugar
4
to 5 teaspoons lemon juice

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Let dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften. Line large cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add cream cheese, flour and lemon peel; stir with spoon or hands until well blended.
  • 3 Shape dough into 38 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Press thumb into center of each cookie to make indentation, but do not press all the way to the cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Immediately remake indentation in each cookie with end of wooden spoon. Spoon rounded 1/4 teaspoon jam into each indentation. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 5 Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir powdered sugar and lemon juice, adding lemon juice until desired drizzle consistency. Drizzle over cooled cookies. Store in airtight container.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Let dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften. Line large cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add cream cheese, flour and lemon peel; stir with spoon or hands until well blended.
  • 3 Shape dough into 38 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Press thumb into center of each cookie to make indentation, but do not press all the way to the cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Immediately remake indentation in each cookie with end of wooden spoon. Spoon rounded 1/4 teaspoon jam into each indentation. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 5 Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir powdered sugar and lemon juice, adding lemon juice until desired drizzle consistency. Drizzle over cooled cookies. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

Substitute any of your favorite flavors of jam or preserves for the raspberry jam in this recipe.

Freeze cookies in airtight container up to 1 week.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
69.7
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1.3g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
2%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
2.5mg
1%
Sodium
76.1mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
12.9g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
4.7g
Protein
1.5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
1%
1%
Calcium
1.50%
2%
Iron
2.80%
3%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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