BEST Easy Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies  Recipe

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Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies: buttery cookies with gooey raspberry jam and a lemon frosting.  


– 2 & 1/4 – ½ cups all-purpose flour* – 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt – 1 cup unsalted butter softened – 2/3 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar divided – zest of 1 lemon – 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam For the glaze: – 1 & 1/4 cup powdered sugar – 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice fresh squeezed – 1 teaspoon 


Preheat oven to 350°F. Put parchment trays away. Mix 2 1/4 cups flour and salt in a medium bowl; set aside. 

Step 1

Mix butter and ⅔ cup sugar in a stand mixer with paddle attachment for 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add lemon zest and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, scraping sides, until blended.  

Step 2

Add 1/4 cup flour and stir if dough is too wet. The crumbly components will form a smooth ball in your palms. You may require more flour due to humidity. 

Step 3

Put the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar in a small bowl. Place a tablespoon of dough on the sheet tray in a sugar-coated ball. With the remaining batter, 

Step 4

place cookie balls 2 inches apart on the sheet tray. Use a wooden spoon or similar utensil to indent the cookie dough ball about ⅔ way down. A little edge crack is fine.  

Step 5

To each cookie, add 1/4 teaspoon jam. After 13-15 minutes, the cookies should be dry and lightly golden brown on the bottom. Cool on a wire rack after 5 minutes on the sheet tray.  

Step 6

After cooling, glaze cookies. Whisk powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons lemon juice and vanilla in a medium bowl until smooth. 

Step 7

Keep it thick and pourable with another tablespoon of lemon juice. Cookie glaze. I dip a fork to glaze cookies. Relax for 15 minutes to set the glaze, then enjoy.  

Step 8


-Calories: 118kcal -Carbohydrates: 17g -Protein: 1g -Fat: 5g -Saturated Fat: 3g -Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g -Monounsaturated Fat: 1g -Trans Fat: 0.2g -Cholesterol: 14mg -Sodium: 18mg -Potassium: 14mg -Fiber: 0.3g -Sugar: 9g -Vitamin A: 162IU -Vitamin C: 1mg -Calcium: 4mg -Iron: 0.4mg

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