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Berry Shortbread Dreams Recipe

Berry Shortbread Dreams Recipe

From Bay City, Texas, Mildred Sherrer writes, "Raspberry jam adds fruity sweetness to these rich-tasting cookies. They will absolutely melt in your mouth!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. YIELD:21 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons water

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extract; gradually add flour until dough forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
  • 2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center. Fill with jam.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 14-18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 4. Spoon additional jam into cookies if desired. Combine confectioners' sugar, extract and enough water to achieve drizzling consistency; drizzle over cookies. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 180 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 88 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.