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Welcome to #4 of this “12 Days of Christmas” series! I’m sharing blog posts inspired by Christmas/winter everyday from December 14-25. You don’t want to miss a single one! Question of the day: What do you like to do on cold, winter days (snow days)?

These thumbprint cookies are the bomb dot-com! The raspberry jam is my favorite part! On allrecipes.com, 2k people have made this recipe, and its overall rating is 4 1/2 stars! Here’s how to make it:


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and white sugar until smooth. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon almond extract.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Oh how I wash you could smell through the pictures (so amazing)! Make this recipe and you’ll find out what I ‘m talking about!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA3. Mix in flour until dough comes together.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA4.  Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Make a small hole in the center of each ball, using your thumb or finger.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

5. Then, fill with jam, jelly, preserve, etc.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 6. Bake for 14 to 18 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Let cool 1 minute on the cookie sheet.

7. In a medium bowl, mix together the confectioners’ sugar, 3/4 teaspoon almond extract, and milk until smooth. Drizzle lightly over cooled (or warm) cookies.


Yum yum! We make these cookies almost every year around this time. My favorite jam to fill them with is raspberry! Thanks for stopping by! You can check out the previous posts in this series below!

Until next time,