Easy Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Based on the number of cookies I consumed over the past four days, my body is now comprised of 75% butter and sugar. To start, my dad organized a cookie day on Friday, which turned into a baking marathon. I think between my dad and I, we baked something like 20 dozen cookies.: sugar, pizzelles, molasses and chocolate chip. I was on my feet for 40 minutes at one point pressing pizzelles in the iron. Am I out of shape if I was really tired afterward?

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And today, our department at work had a little holiday lunch, so I needed to whip up something for dessert. Since 20 dozen cookies wasn’t enough, I decided to tackle some raspberry thumbprint cookies. These are the perfect thing to bring for a holiday event or cookie swap, because they’re easy and beautiful! You use a store-bought cookie mix as a base, but they taste like they’re from scratch. It’s the perfect way to trick co-workers into thinking you’re awesome!

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Source: Betty Crocker

(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients:
– 1 package Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
– 1 egg
– 3 tbsp flour
– 1/2 cup butter, softened
– Raspberry jam (or any jam would work!)
– White baking chips

Directions:
– Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
– Mix sugar cookie mix, butter, egg and flour in a large bowl until dough forms.
– Roll dough into 3/4 inch balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
– Press your thumb into the center of each ball of dough to create a small dent. Fill the dent with jam.
– Bake for 8-10 minutes.
– Let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack.
– Melt white baking chips in the microwave. (Tip: microwave the chips for 30 seconds and then stir. Microwave again for 30 seconds and stir. After that, microwave in 10 second increments, stirring between each.) Use a spoon to drizzle white chocolate over top of the cookies.

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Like I said, quick and easy! People seemed to love these, and every last cookie is gone. (Although, people at work eat literally anything you put in the kitchen, so it’s not a great system for judging quality. But I’m going to tell myself it was my awesome baking skills.) I doubled this recipe, and it made a little more than four dozen, but I think I made my cookies bigger than the instructions stated. If you made little tea cookies, you could probably get a ton more out of the recipe. Enjoy!

What are your favorite holiday cookies?

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