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Berry Shortbread Dreams Recipe
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Berry Shortbread Dreams Recipe

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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.
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 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

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.

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.
Originally published as Berry Shortbread Dreams in Taste of Home April/May 2001, p18

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.

Reviews for Berry Shortbread Dreams

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"I have been making these for years now. They are EXCELLENT and a family favorite. I use store bought icing, melt it for 15 seconds in the microwave, tint it pink and drizzle over the cookies. It looks very pretty!"

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Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"Excellent cookie! I'm making more. The only thing I'd change in the recipe is to add more water to the frosting. I followed the frosting measurements exactly and ended up with a sticky paste. It took about another tablespoon of water to get the frosting to a drizzle consistency. Also used a mini squirt bottle to get the frosting to decorate easily and neatly."

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"I made these cookies for a political meeting we were hosting and they were the first cookies to go. I had several requests for the recipe. These are very good tasting cookies!"

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"This recipe is the best!!! I've won 3 cookie awards making them for local baking competitions! I got overall reserve grand champion when I put cherry preserves in them. They are also wonderful with Lemon Curd! This is my family's favorite, and I'm begged to make them for Christmas every year :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"these cookies were good but nothing really special they were just a typical thumbprint cookie that has been around for years. i do not think that i would make them again"

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