Organic Emily

Raspberry Almond Thumb Print Shortbread

Raspberry Almond Thumb Print Shotbread

The word that comes to mind for these little gems is divine!  This cookie is delicate in its buttery crumble cookie and sweet with its raspberry jam and almond icing!  Life doesn’t get much better than this when these are in the house!  Perfect for afternoon or evening tea too!

Recipe

1 cup butter, softened

2/3 cup organic sugar

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup good raspberry jam

Almond icing

In a large electric bowl fitted with a paddle attachment cream together the butter and sugar and almond extract.  Add the flour and mix until just combined.  Cover and chill for one hour or until the dough is easy to handle.

Preheat the oven to 350` F.  Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Place them on the pan 1-inch apart.  Using your thumb, press an indentation into the center of each ball.  Spoon 1/2 teaspoon into each cookie and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned.  Cool on wire racks before icing.

Icing

Mix together 1 cup powdered sugar, 2-3 teaspoons water and 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract.  Place icing in a small sandwich baggy, cut off a tiny tip of one corner and drizzle on cooled cookies!  Enjoy!

Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, Mom of 4 cute kids, Yoga instructor and very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients and her escapades as the keeper of both backyard chickens and honeybees!

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